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Fox has greenlit drama “Our Kind of People” from writer/executive producer Karin Gist (“Star,” “Mixed-ish,” “Grey’s Anatomy”) and executive producer Lee Daniels (“The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” “Empire,” “Star”), for the 2021-22 season.
The series, which is based on the book “Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class”, takes place in Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, an historical stronghold where the rich and powerful black elite have come to play for over 50 years. The logline: “Our Kind of People” follows strong-willed, single mom Angela Vaughn as she sets out to reclaim her family’s name and make an impact with her revolutionary haircare line that highlights the innate, natural beauty of black women. But she soon discovers a dark secret about her mother’s past that will turn her world upside-down and shake up this community forever.
“Our Kind of People” will be produced by 20th Television and Fox Entertainment. The project is written and executive-produced by Karin Gist. Lee Daniels, Marc Velez (Lee Daniels Entertainment); Pam Williams and Claire Brown (The Gist Of It Productions); Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens and Rodney Ferrell (Propagate); and Montrel McKay serve as executive producers.
The number of initial episodes ordered for “Our Kind of People” has not been confirmed.