Featurette: FOX’s “Our Kind of People” starring Morris Chestnut and Yaya DaCosta
Welcome to the rich and the dangerous! Whew! That’s the word on the street about Fox’s new drama series, starring Yaya Dacosta and Morris Chestnut. Sounds juicy, right? Bouginess and Blackness what’s not to like?
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 ownmother’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 Of It 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.
“Our Kind of People” premieres on Tuesday, September 21 at 9/8 central time on Fox.
Check out the trailer below: