Actress Kim Fields is putting on her director hat to executive produce and direct the new series Vicious for UrbanflixTV. The series has an all-female, Black producing team that includes Fields, Jill E. Ramsey, Tami Roman and Kimberly Ogletree
Amaleka McCall and Tu-Shonda Whitaker are penning the series.
Vicious is a half hour dramatic comedy that will introduce viewers to an in-depth exploration of an iconic fashion designer’s overwhelming success as it’s overshadowed by her deep denial about the cycle of abuse she internally endures. With the assistance of her secret weapon, Jaelyn Ryan, publicist to her Vicious Empire, Chantel works to rise through the ranks; but her husband Kane’s narcissistic behavior threatens to tear down the house Chantel built.
Fields exclaims, “Bringing these fierce and flawed characters to life against the backdrop of the provocative fashion industry is a gig of slaying oh so delicious to me as a Director and an Executive Producer.”
Originally a short film digital series, Vicious was created by Jill E. Ramsey, CEO of Jilly Thunda Productions. Ramsey will serve as showrunner as well as executive producer along with her Roman Ramsey Productions partner—television and film star, Tami Roman; and Kimberly Ogletree, CEO of Karat Entertainment.
“I’m excited to be an Executive Producer on Vicious and having the capability of offering opportunities to up and coming actors and actresses and doing so with an all-female team is surreal. Being in business with UrbanflixTV is definitely a plus because we both stand behind creativity, diversity and inclusion,” Roman says.
They will announce the Vicious cast closer to the series premiere. Vicious is currently in production.
Ahead of this project you can catch Kim Fields starring in the Netflix comedy The Upshaws which will be streamable on May 12th.
UrbanflixTV is a full-service streaming solution offering a captivating collection of content curated specifically for the urban audience. This premium streaming service allows viewers instant access to exclusive series. As well as cinema created with Black creators and entertainers at its core. It is accessible on a plethora of platforms including Android, iOS, Mac and PC; and digital streaming devices Apple TV, Roku,Amazon Fire, and Chromecast.