Yvette Lee Bowser broke barriers when she developed the iconic Black comedy series, Living Single. Now, Bowser is developing a comedy for Starz.
Titled On The Run, The Hollywood Reporter, who exclusively broke this news, says the show “centers on a group of black, vibrant, fiercely loyal best friends who live, work and play in Harlem as they strive for world domination. It’s an unapologetically female show about friendship and not just surviving, but thriving together.”
The show was created by Leigh Davenport, who is a writer for the BET show, Boomerang. Davenport will executive produce the show alongside Bowser, who is also the showrunner and an executive producer for the Netflix series, Dear White People. This show falls under Bowser’s overall deal with Lionsgate.
“I’m excited to be working with Leigh on this authentic, hilarious and empowering story about fearless, modern women lifting each other up through adversity and succeeding together. It’s past time for this series,” said Bowser. “I’m also humbled to expand my longstanding relationship with Lionsgate and into the Starz orbit, which is home to strong female-driven shows and fresh creative voices.”
This could be the latest in a string of women-driven shows created by women at the network, including Vida, Sweetbitter and the upcoming P-Valley.
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