New York, NY (June 8, 2022) – ALLBLKAMC Networks’ popular black TV and film streaming service, announced today that new sci-fi drama evil cityby executive producers Tressa “Azarel” Smallwood and Donte Lee, will debut this winter. Consisting of six 30-minute episodes, the new series follows five urban witches as they take their supernatural powers to new heights after uncovering dark secrets and accidentally entering the world of the forbidden.
While living their best lives in Atlanta, four young, chic, modern-day witches, Jordan Davis, Mona De La Cruz, Angela Harris, and Sherise Baker, meet Camille, a naturally powerful witch who is unaware of her gift is. Camille reluctantly joins the women for a spell, but things take an ominous turn that results in an accidental death. The witches quickly perform a forbidden resurrection spell, but it’s too late as a dark, sinister being is brought back from the other side. Now, between their complicated personal lives, secrets of the past unearthed, and attempts to defeat a powerful spirit, this coven faces the most perilous journey of their lives.
Leading cast is Vanessa Bell Calloway (shameless) as Tabitha, the owner of Charm City Awakening and longtime mentor of the coven; Taylor Polidore (snowfall) plays the role of Camille, a dance teacher who returns to her hometown unaware of her powers; Shaquita Smith (The couch) plays Jordan, who works in the fictional occult shop Charm City Awakening; rarely seen without best friend, Mona, played by Mercedes McDowell (the inhabitant), currently working 3 jobs to make ends meet; Chantal Moritz (P Valley) portrays Angela, who has an affinity for selling magically enhanced psychedelics and other drugs; Chanel Mack (the harder they fall) plays the role of Sherise, who is the most experienced of the circle and magic; Rhonda Morman (Sister Swap: Christmas in the City) portrays Claudette, a formerly powerful witch determined to regain the powers that have been begrudgingly taken from her; Malika blessing (Lost Souls Cafe.) with Caden, a mysterious stranger whom the coven believes to be a threat. The ensemble is rounded off by the cast Columbus short (True to the game) stared as a dangerous wizard known as The Handler and Rolonda Rochelle (Chicago Fire) stares at Kendria, Camille’s mother, who warns her of the dangers that lie ahead.
“Tressa and I have worked together on various projects over the years and I am delighted that we have reunited evil city,” said Brett Dismuke, CEO, ALLBLK & WE tv. “As the content offerings at ALLBLK continue to evolve, this supernatural drama offers something different that we’re confident will resonate with subscribers.” Added Nicki love, SVP, Development & Production, ALLBLK, “The story of Black Witches is something we rarely, if ever, see in the hugely popular Supernatural, Sci-Fi and Fantasy genres. The adding of evil city ALLBLK’s ever-growing list offers diverse black representation in an otherwise underrepresented space. We look forward to being part of the narrative.”
Executive Producer and Showrunner Tressa “Azarel” Smallwood added, “My goal has always been to give emerging, talented black writers the opportunity to bring new and compelling stories. When authors Kristin Iris Johnson and Serena M. Lee approached me with the concept bad city, I knew we had something new and different that had never been seen on television before. evil city not only shows a wider variety of blackness, it also fills the void of the kind of black supernatural content that so many in our community have wanted to see but have been consistently withheld. I’m really excited to be working with Brett and ALLBLK to bring this type of new content to a platform that places an uncompromising focus on black stories.”
Currently filming in Atlanta, GA, evil city is executive producer of Tressa “Azarel” Smallwood from Mega Mind Media. Donte Lee will also serve as executive producers Kevin Key who produces and Dale Lewis who will be directing for Relentless Studio. Melissa LLewellyn-Alston will act as producer. general manager, Brett Dismukeand SVP Development & Production, Nicki love will serve as executive producers for ALLBLK.
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