A new multi-cam comedy series has been set at AMC Networks’ UMC and it has some familiar faces.
Shadow and Act has learned that the series will star Kyle Massey (That’s So Raven), social media star Keraun Harris, Philip Bolden (Are We There Yet?), Aaron Grady (Everybody Hates Chris) and Teresa Celeste (Tales). It will be “centered on the lives of four 20-something roommates and their neighbor across the hall as they navigate the chaos of being young, finding success, and finding themselves in the City of Angels.” The cast also includes Tanjareen Thomas, Buddy Lewis and Katherine Florence.
The series is created Rugg Williams and Oren Williams. With Black comedy veteran Bentley Kyle Evans (Martin, The Jamie Foxx Show) serving as director, “Millennials” will kick off production this week. The series is currently slated to premiere in early 2021.
Massey will play the role of Omar, a business student with dreams of taking over the corporate world; Harris will play Jaheem, a personal trainer who’s attractive clientele doubles as his pool of dating conquests; Bolden will play Travis, an insecure YouTuber who thrives off of public attention; Grady will play Todd, a college dropout who struggles with his sense of responsibility and remaining gainfully employed; and Celeste will play Mercedes, an aspiring actress from Atlanta who often serves as the only voice of reason for guys.
“UMC is continuously dedicated to delivering fresh and diverse storytelling that resonates and resembles the audience we serve,” said Nikki Love, UMC’s VP of Development & Production. “Rugg, Oren, and Bentley have developed a hilarious take on the whirlwind of experiences and self-discovery it takes to become a mature man in today’s society. As we work to elevate and expand our original series, we’re thrilled to add ‘Millennials’ to our lineup.”
Rugg Williams and Oren Williams added, “Collaborating with UMC on our new series has been a thrill and we’re fortunate to work with a platform that allows African American content creators young and old to have their stories told. In a world where emotions are high, and tensions are at an ultimate boiling point, it’s awesome to be in a position to inject some laughter and positivity into viewers’ lives.”
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