Onyx Collective Picks Up Black Twitter Docu-series — Prentice Penny On Board to Direct


Onyx Collective made a straight to series order on a Black Twitter docuseries. Prentice Penny is on board to direct the docu-series.

Black Twitter (w/t) is a three-part docuseries based on Jason Parham’s widely read 2021 Wired article, “A People’s History of Black Twitter.”

The documentary will chart the rise, the movements, the voices and the memes that made Black Twitter an influential and dominant force in nearly every aspect of American political and cultural life.

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The upcoming series comes from Penny’s company A Penny for Your Thoughts, Wired Studios and Culture House. It will mark Penny’s first project with Onyx Collective via his overall deal under the banner of his company. He will also executive produce alongside Chris Pollack and Alex Soler of his company along with Wired Studios’ Sarah Amos, Agnes Chu and Andrew Whitney and Culture House’s Raeshem Nijhon, Carri Twigg and Nicole Galovski. Culture House’s Joie Jacoby will run the series and Wired’s Parham has a producer credit.

Black Twitter will stream on Hulu.

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The announcements come as the Onyx Collective continues to expand its slate. To date, Onyx has released documentaries/series Summer of Soul and The Hair Tales. As well as the scripted legal drama series Reasonable Doubt and limited series The Plot, among others. Up next Hulu will roll out its six-part limited docu-series The 1619 Project, on Jan. 26. Then, on March 10, the streamer will release Onyx’ UnPrisoned, a dramedy starring Kerry Washington and Delroy Lindo.

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