Here's a look at two new offerings coming to Urban Movie Channel this month.
Hard Medicine, a web series executive produced by Insecure star Jay Ellis was picked up by UMC and the network will stream the rest of its season.
Earlier this year, Ellis spoke to Shadow & Act about the web series, which is created by, directed by and co-stars Melissa Eno Effa. "We have a little bit of everything in it. We want people to have a good time and laugh. It’s kind of a different take on showing that we can do that kind of comedy," he said.
Another is Switching Lanes, directed by Martin's Tommy Ford, and starring Kim Fields, Terri Vaughn, Shameik Moore, Angie Stone and Kenny Lattimore.
Its description: "Imagine a small southern town where unspoken racism is still the norm. This is a reality for the citizens of Summerston, Georgia until two teenage girls, unsuspectingly, set out to change that reality. Kaneesha and Sarah, each a different race, attempt to change the long-standing and unspoken rule of the “separate but equal” lifestyle of the citizens of Summerston! Adding fuel to the flames is a looming 15-year old secret shared by their mothers & the former Mayor of Summerston. Once this secret is revealed, it will test the tolerance of the entire town and Kaneesha and Sarah’s friendship."
It is the last feature directed by the late Ford.