Adrienne Warren will star in and executive produce a Black Wall Street drama titled Dreamland for Peacock.
The period drama is in development from Kapital Entertainment and Universal Television. The series, set in 1915, explores daily life in Tulsa’s Greenwood community, avoiding the well-known massacre. Eric Haywood, known for Law & Order: Organized Crime, serves as the writer and executive producer.
Dreamland is part of Warren’s one-year development deal with Kapital, her third collaboration with the company. Haywood, a seasoned producer with credits like Law & Order and Power, is joined by Aaron Kaplan, Brian Morewitz, and creative consultant Hannibal Johnson.
The project delves into the world of Black Wall Street, showcasing the lives, relationships, and struggles of Greenwood’s residents amid an oil boom. Jessie Abbott oversees for Kapital.
This collaboration follows Warren’s roles in Women of the Movement and Black Cake, continuing her successful partnership with Kapital. Haywood, with a background in shows like Law & Order and Manifest, adds his expertise to the production. Hannibal Johnson, a Tulsa Community Foundation member, brings historical insight as a creative consultant.
Warren, acclaimed for her portrayal of Tina Turner in Broadway’s Tina, The Tina Turner Musical, recently starred in Black Cake, streaming on Hulu.. Her extensive career includes awards like the Tony, Drama Desk, Antonyo, and Outer Critics Circle. Rustin, her current project on Netflix, showcases her versatility.
Dreamland, a captivating period drama, expands Warren’s portfolio, blending historical significance with engaging storytelling. The collaboration between Warren, Haywood, and Kapital promises another impactful addition to television’s diverse narratives.