Onyx Collective & Channel 4 Go Straight to Series with Queenie


Onyx Collective and Channel 4 have given a straight-to-series pickup for the drama Queenie, based on the best-selling novel by Candice Carty-Williams.

From Further South Productions in association with Lionsgate TV, Queenie will be available on Channel 4 in the U.K. and Ireland and will stream exclusively on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other territories.

The eight-episode series stars Dionne Brown as the eponymous Queenie, 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.

Carty-Williams is executive producing and serving 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.