Four best friends live, love, work and play in Harlem in Starz’ new comedy Run the World. Starz released the official trailer and key art on Thursday.
The series stars Amber Stevens West (The Carmichael Show) as Whitney, a perfectionist who almost always plays by the rules; Andrea Bordeaux (NCIS: Los Angeles) as Ella, an audacious romantic, who is figuring out what she truly wants; Bresha Webb (Marlon) as Renee, a vivacious, soon-to-be-divorced diva; and Corbin Reid (Valor) as Sondi, a professional who is reevaluating her priorities.
The series, which explores the lives of four professional Black women in New York City, fits in nicely with Starz’ recently launched its #TakeTheLead initiative, the company’s effort to deepen its commitment to narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. The network released an inclusion study in partnership with UCLA’s Center for Scholars & Storytellers, which revealed that Starz leads the industry with 63.2% series leads who are people of color, 54.6% female showrunners and a 75% female executive team.
It also stars Stephen Bishop (Imposters) as Matthew, Tosin Morohunfola (Black Lightning) as Ola, Erika Alexander (Living Single) as Barb, Nick Sagar (Queen of the South) as Anderson, Jay Walker (Grey’s Anatomy) as Jason, and guest star Tonya Pinkins as Gwynn (All My Children).
Run the World is created by Leigh Davenport, who will executive produce alongside showrunner Yvette Lee Bowser. The series is produced by Lionsgate Television.
Run the World premieres Sunday, May 16 across all Starz platforms.