By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act July 23, 2014 at 12:58PM
TV One has announced the network's premiere of the 2-hour original movie, "Girlfriends’ Getaway," which stars Garcelle Beauvais, Terri J. Vaughnhot entirely on location in Trinidad, tells the story of an innocent birthday getaway taken by 4 longtime friends that turns into a life changing adventure.
Set to air on Saturday, August 30 at 8PM/ET - with an encore at 11PM/ET and at 11AM/ET on Sunday, August 31st - "Girlfriends’ Getaway" is directed by Roger M. Bobb ("Raising Izzie"), who also served as the film’s Executive Producer with Angiserving as Producer.
The film was written by Cas Sigers-Beedles, and is a co-production between Bobbcat Films and Siger’s and Vaughn’s Nina Holiday Entertainment.
"As summer winds down this Labor Day weekend, we are excited to bring this hilarious and fun film to our audience to serve as a reminder to appreciate our friendships every day," said D’Angela Proctor, SVP of Programming and Production for TV One.
Beauvais stars as Vicky Holmes, a successful business owner, who is outwardly hitting a stride in love and life. However, just days before a romantic birthday trip, she is blindsided by her boyfriend’s decision to relocate and end their relationship. Vicky ultimately decides to bring her best girlfriends - who are all facing turning points in their lives as well – with her, for a grown-up girls getaway in Trinidad. After their first wild night, an innocent mistake sets off a chain of events that will forever change each of their lives. When the very pregnant Sophie (played by Vaughn) is kidnapped and held for $10,000 ransom, the remaining girls have 24-hours to come together in order to get Sophie back safely or end up in jail.
No trailer yet.
While I may not always fall in love with the content, I must admit that I appreciate, and I'm encouraged, by the recent push for original scripted content amongst existing black TV networks (or networks that cater heavily to black audiences).