has given out series orders to two drama series: “P-Valley
” from Katori Hall
, based on her play “Pussy Valley,” and “Hightown” from Rebecca Cutter.
The Hall project, which has been in development at Starz since 2016, is an hour-long series set deep in the Mississippi Delta. It tells the story of a little-strip-club-that-could and the characters who come through its doors—the hopeful, the lost, the broken, the ballers, the beautiful, and the damned. It will star Brandee Evans
and Nicco Annan
as Uncle Clifford. Shannon Thornton
and J. Alphonse Nicholson
will appear as series regulars.
Hall will serve as showrunner and executive producer with Chernin Entertainment
executive producing. Khaliah Neal
will serve as consulting producer and Patrik-Ian Polk
will act as co-executive producer. Award-winning music video director Karena Evans
will direct the premiere episode. Starz’ senior vice presidents of original programming Marta Fernandez and Susan Lewis
are the executives in charge.