Queen of Sheba Drama in the Works at Hulu’s Onyx Collective
Onyx Collective came armed with news during its presentation Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival. Disney’s Tara Duncan-led quasi studio has put a Queen of Sheba scripted drama series in development. Onyx, which produces content exclusively for Hulu, has also nabbed two documentaries out of the snowy fest: Questlove’s untitled Sly Stone feature and Ryan […]
‘The 1619 Project’ Review: Nikole Hannah-Jones’ Groundbreaking Initiative Gets a Frustrating Hulu Adaptation
The New York Times series has been turned into a six-part Hulu doc featuring Oprah Winfrey among its producers.
Gabourey Sidibe’s Phone Sex Comedy Scores Pilot Pickup From Onyx Collective
Onyx Collective is bulking up. The Disney-owned brand, which is expressly focused on programming from creators of color and other underrepresented voices, announced Saturday a pilot pickup for a Gabourey Sidibe comedy, tentatively titled 1266, and a straight-to-series order for a multi-party documentary series about Black Twitter. The latter is based on Jason Parham’s widely read […]
Natasha Rothwell to Write and Star in Hulu Comedy ‘How to Die Alone’
Natasha Rothwell is striking out on her own. The Insecure and White Lotus alum will star in, write and co-showrun How to Die Alone, a comedy that has been ordered straight to series at Hulu. The project hails from Onyx Collective, the Tara Duncan-led studio focused on underrepresented voices, and ABC Signature and stems from […]
Asif Ali, Saagar Shaikh to Star in ‘Deli Boys’ Comedy for Onyx Collective
Onyx Collective, the Disney studio focused on underrepresented communities including creators of color, continues to ramp up its originals. The studio has handed out a pilot order for comedy Deli Boys, starring Asif Ali and Saagar Shaikh, from writer and creator Abdullah Saeed (High Maintenance). The comedy revolves around a pair of pampered Pakistani-American brothers who, […]
‘The Hair Tales’ Review: A Warm and Earnest Hulu/OWN Docuseries About Black Women and Beauty
Tracee Ellis Ross interviews Oprah Winfrey, Issa Rae, Ayanna Pressley and more about their personal "hair journeys" and the politics and meaning of Black women's hair in a new show from Onyx Collective.
‘Reasonable Doubt’ Review: Hulu’s Legal Drama Is a Soapy Good Time
Emayatzy Corinealdi plays an elite Los Angeles defense attorney juggling family struggles, romantic possibilities and the highest-profile murder case of her career.
Yara Shahidi Extends Overall Deal With ABC, Onyx Collective
Yara Shahidi, arguably the face of Freeform, is extending her overall deal with the studio behind Grown-ish and adding Onyx Collective to the pact. “It is every creative’s dream to be seen and heard and to do so with colleagues who align with your vision and your soul. We are so grateful to have the […]
‘The Other Black Girl’ Drama Nabs Hulu Series Pickup
Hulu and Onyx Collective are moving forward with their adaptation of Zakiya Dalila Harris’ novel The Other Black Girl. The Disney-backed streamer has handed out a series order for the drama from Onyx Collective and Freeform president Tara Duncan. The drama revolves around Nella, an editorial assistant, who is tired of being the only Black girl […]
Kerry Washington and Delroy Lindo Lead Hulu/Onyx Comedy ‘Unprisoned’
Onyx Collective, the Disney banner focused on underrepresented audiences, has picked up its first comedy series. The Tara Duncan-led division has greenlit eight episodes of Unprisoned, inspired by the life of creator Tracy McMillan (Mad Men) with Kerry Washington and Delroy Lindo set to star. The series will be available in the U.S. on Hulu, […]
Mahershala Ali Drama ‘The Plot’ Lands Series Pickup at Onyx Collective/Hulu
Tara Duncan’s Onyx Collective has won its first major bidding war. The brand, which will see its content live on Hulu, has landed rights to Mahershala Ali drama The Plot, based on the novel by Jean Hanff Korelitz. Sources say Duncan fought hard to land the drama as producers including Endeavor Content shopped the package […]
Kerry Washington-Produced Legal Drama Lands Series Order From Disney’s Onyx Collective
Disney’s Onyx Collective has greenlit its first scripted series. The recently launched brand, dedicated to releasing work from creators of color and underrepresented voices, has ordered Reasonable Doubt, a legal drama from executive producers Kerry Washington and Larry Wilmore and writer/exec producer Raamla Mohamed (Scandal, Little Fires Everywhere). The series, which will stream on Hulu, […]