Today, Onyx Collective announced that the original drama Queenie, based on the bestselling novel by Candice Carty-Williams, is set to premiere June 7 on Hulu, with all episodes streaming at once.
From creator Candice Carty-Williams, the eight-episode series is produced by Further South Productions in association with Lionsgate TV and will stream exclusively on Hulu in the U.S., Channel 4 in the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland, and Disney+ in all other territories.
The series stars Dionne Brown as the titular lead role of Queenie, Samuel Adewunmi as Frank, and Bellah as Kyazike, marking the rising R&B singer’s acting debut.
Queenie Jenkins is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in south London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. After a messy breakup with her long-term boyfriend, Queenie seeks comfort in all the wrong places and begins to realize she has to face the past head-on before she can rebuild.
Created by Candice Carty-Williams, Queenie is executive produced by Carty-Williams, who will also serve as showrunner. Non-writing executive producers are Further South’s Steve November and Sarah Conroy, with Lisa Walters as co-executive producer and series producer.
Onyx Collective is a premium content brand under Disney Entertainment Television, with programming exclusively available to stream on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ in all other territories.
Onyx Collective curates globally entertaining stories by creators of color and underrepresented voices, all with a culturally specific point of view, including Oscar-winning documentary Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), Reasonable Doubt, Emmy Award-nominated and Peabody Award-winning documentary film Aftershock, Emmy Award-winning docuseries The 1619 Project, and more.
The brand’s roster of prolific creators also includes Ryan Coogler’s Proximity Media; writer and director Destin Daniel Cretton and his production company Hisako; writer-producer Jason Kim; Academy Award-winning filmmaker Joseph Patel; writer, producer, and director Prentice Penny’s Penny for Your Thoughts; writer and comedian Natasha Rothwell; Yara Shahidi with her 7th Sun Production Company; and writer-producer Erika Green Swafford and her production company, Chocolate Girl Wonder.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype, and ShockTillYouDrop.