Onyx Collective Sets Premiere Date for “Queenie” Adaptation [FIRST LOOK]

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Onyx Collective has announced the premiere date for “Queenie,” the TV series adaptation of Candice Carty-Williams’ bestselling novel. The original drama is set to debut on June 7, exclusively on Hulu, with all episodes available for streaming at once.

“Queenie” revolves around the complex life of Queenie Jenkins, a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman navigating love, identity, and self-discovery in south London following a tumultuous breakup. Dionne Brown takes on the role of Queenie, a curvaceous and outspoken individual striving for success in a predominantly white workplace while battling her own emotions and a tendency for self-sabotage.

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The series stars Dionne Brown as Queenie Jenkins, Samuel Adewunmi as Frank, Joseph Marcell as Grandad (Wilfred), and marks the acting debut of R&B singer Bellah as Kyazike. It is an eight-episode series produced by Further South Productions in association with Lionsgate TV.

Sally Phillips, Jon Pointing, Tilly Keeper, Llewella Gideon, Michelle Greenidge, Cristale De’Abreu, Elisha Applebaum and Mim Shaikh round out the cast.

Adewunmi’s Frank is Queenie’s older cousin and a community-oriented man with ambitious plans for the future. Having known Queenie since their high school days, Frank serves as her intellectual match, challenging her to face her truths with heartfelt honesty.

Bellah portrays Kyazike, Queenie’s loyal best friend from school. With a Ugandan heritage and an eye for fashion, Kyazike adds depth and humor to the series as she embarks on a quest for Mr. Right, placing financial prowess high on her list of requirements.

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Candice Carty-Williams, the creator of the novel, serves as both showrunner and executive producer for the series. The production is supported by non-writing executive producers Steve November and Sarah Conroy from Further South Productions, with Lisa Walters as co-executive producer and series producer.

“Queenie” tackles themes of womanhood, identity, and self-realization, offering viewers a compelling narrative that reflects contemporary experiences. As the premiere date approaches, fans can look forward to an engaging and authentic adaptation that brings Queenie’s story to life on screen.

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