Yaya DaCosta to Star in Fox Drama Series ‘Our Kind of People’ Tuesday 21 September, 2021


Inspired by Lawrence Otis Graham’s provocative, critically acclaimed book, “Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class,” the series takes place in the aspirational world of Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, a historical stronghold where the rich and powerful black elite have come to play for over 50 years.


From writer and executive producer Karin Gist (“Star,” “Grey’s Anatomy”) and executive producer Lee Daniels (“Empire,” “The United States Vs. Billie Holiday”), OUR KIND OF PEOPLE follows a strong-willed, single mom 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 own mother’s past that will turn her world upside-down and shake up this community forever. The show is a soapy, thrilling exploration of race and class in America and an unapologetic celebration of black resilience and achievement.

The series stars Yaya DaCosta (“Chicago Med,” “Whitney”), Morris Chestnut (THE RESIDENT), Joe Morton (“Scandal”), Nadine Ellis (“Let’s Stay Together”), Lance Gross (“Hawaii 5-0”), Rhyon Nicole Brown (“Empire”), Kyle Bary (“Ginny & Georgia”) and newcomer Alana Bright.  Ben Silverman and Rodney Ferrell (Propagate); Claire Brown (The Gist OfIt Productions); Marc Velez (Lee Daniels Entertainment); Pam Williams and Montrel McKay also serve as executive producers. Tasha Smith (9-1-1, “Big Sky,” “P-Valley”) directs the series premiere of OUR KIND OF PEOPLE.

I saw a first look at the first episode and let me say this is going to be a powerful show! First, Yaya is stunning and it beautiful to see her branch out since her America’s Next Top Model days. I couldn’t stop looking at Yaya’s hair throughout the entire episode. It is brilliant and I am loving that their is “hair representation” on the little screen. As a natural girl myself, this made me so happy and I hope to see more beautiful hair textures and style as the show progress. I will be very cliche and say another fun thing to look at weekly will be for Morris Chestnut! This man doesn’t age, and to see him grace this show is an extra treat. Every age range and generation will see themselves in this series, so this can be a show the family can get into. Outside the visuals of the hairstyles and eye candy, the actual plot is amazing. I will not give away or even hint at it, but its definitely going to be exciting to see how this plays out. Its definitely a story of the haves…and the have nots (not like the T.Perry series) and looking forward to seeing this flipped with a melanated twist!

OFFICIAL SHOW WEBSITE: https://www.fox.com/our-kind-of-people/

OFFICIAL SHOW TWITTER:https://twitter.com/OurKindFOX


OFFICIAL SHOW FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/OurKindofPeopleFOX/

OFFICIAL SHOW INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/OurKindofPeopleFOX/

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