Starz has given an eight-episode series order to Run the World, a half-hour comedy from showrunner and executive producer Yvette Lee Bowser (Dear White People, Living Single).
Run the World is the story of a group of Black, vibrant, fiercely loyal best friends who work, live and play in Harlem as they strive for world domination. The comedy is created and written by Leigh Davenport (The Perfect Find, untitled Wendy Williams biopic), who will also serve as an executive producer. Lionsgate Television, where Bowser’s SisterLee Productions is under an overall deal, is attached. Millicent Shelton (black-ish, P-Valley) directed the pilot.
“Run the World is exactly the kind of bold, authentic, inclusive storytelling that Starz is committed to delivering to our global audience,” said Jeffrey Hirsch, president and CEO of Starz. “We feel as though we have captured lightning in a bottle with the energy and chemistry of this cast and their portrayal of these distinct characters in this modern-day view of four female friends in New York City and we look forward to bringing the series to the platform.”