Netflix just released the teaser trailer and premiere date of its new scripted comedy, Survival of the Thickest.
The 8-episode series stars Michelle Buteau as Mavis Beaumont, a fashion-forward New Yorker trying to embrace the newly single lifestyle.
Here's an official description:
Survival of the Thickest centers on Mavis Beaumont (Michelle Buteau). Black, plus-size and newly single (not by her choice!), Mavis unexpectedly finds herself having to rebuild her life as a struggling stylist. Sheâ€™s determined to not only survive but thrive with the support of her chosen family, a body positive attitude, and a cute v-neck with some lip gloss. The scripted comedy is based on Buteauâ€™s acclaimed book of essays.
Alongside Buteau, 'Survival Of The Thickest' stars:
Tone Bell, Christine Horn, Peppermint and Tasha Smith, featuring Annisa Felix, Allan K. Washington, Ambre Anderson, Anna George, Anthony Michael Lopez, Becca Blackwell, Christine Jones, Garcelle Beauvais, Hugh Moore, J. Riley Jr., Mark McKinnon, and Marouane Zotti as guest stars.
Survival of the Thickest is executive produced by Buteau, who is also the show’s creator. Ravi Nandan, Alli Reich for A24, Anne Hong, Mosaic also serve as executive producers.
Survival of the Thickest premieres July 13 on Netflix.