After a well-received pilot episode which debuted in January, and which was posted on this site, the full season of Stacey Muhammad's Isaiah Washington-executive produced web series REDEMPTION, For Colored Boys premiered last night, Sunday, August 25.
Starring Rob Morgan (Pariah) and Julito McCullum (The Wire), the series follows the life of Benjamin Boyd, Sr. who is determined to rekindle the spark between he and his wife, and, in turn, reunite his family, after nine years in prison.
Michael “Boogie” Pinckney also serves as executive producer, with Lisa “Cynical” Smith producing.
Inspired by the highly acclaimed 1975 choreopoem For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf by Ntozake Shange, For Colored Boys is a series of stories that follow the lives of African American men from various walks of life as they navigate and overcome challenges, face their fears, find their truth, mend broken relationships, find love, build families and inspire the lives of many.
New episodes of the series will air every Sunday, at 7pm.
Prior to REDEMPTION, Stacey directed the award-winning short film I Am Sean Bell, Black Boys Speak, which, as the title suggests, features the reactions of black boys reflecting on the well-documented Sean Bell tragedy.
The series' website can be found at: www.forcoloredboysseries.com; and to subscribe to Stacey's YouTube channel, where you can sure you won't miss a single episode, go here: www.youtube.com/staceymfilms.
Watch episode 1 below: