‘P-Valley’ Inspired Documentary Series “Down in the Valley” in The Works


We aren’t sure if P-Valley season 3 is premiering in 2024 but a P-Valley-inspired docu-series definitely is.

Starz has given the green light to “Down in the Valley,” a documentary series inspired by the hit series P-Valley, created by Katori Hall and starring Nicco Annan as Uncle Clifford. The six-half-hour episode series, hosted by Annan, takes viewers on an in-depth journey through the Deep South. The show is set to debut later this year.

Emphasizing the exploration of a complex South, the series will delve into various aspects, from strip clubs to sex workshops, rap performances, and ancient hoodoo rituals. Nicco Annan, along with the audience, will experience and immerse in the people, sensuality, music, culture, and stories of the South.

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Shoshana Guy, an Emmy and Peabody award-winning executive producer, serves as the showrunner, ensuring that “Down in the Valley” pulls back the curtain on the intriguing people and places that define the Deep South. According to Starz, the series will showcase the surprising and always captivating nature of the region, where anything can happen.

Nicco Annan expressed his excitement about the project, stating, “I can’t wait for ya’ll to get a taste of this fiercely unpredictable, deep-dive dance into Southern culture. It’s a black mirror of sorts.” He added, “Going through the experience of watching ‘Down in the Valley,’ the audience will immerse and connect with culture beyond the narrow lens of their everyday neighborhoods, and see through a mirrored reflection the forgotten Black American South like never before. Down In The Valley… it is what it is!!!”

“Down in the Valley” is positioned as a natural companion to the hour-long drama, P-Valley. The fictional show delves into the story of a small strip club and the diverse characters who pass through its doors, portraying the hopeful, the lost, the broken, the ballers, the beautiful, and the damned.

The decision to produce “Down in the Valley” comes as P-Valley has been off the air for nearly two years. Although production is expected to resume later this year, the show is not slated to air in 2024. And if it does it will arrive late 2024. Kathryn Busby, President of Original Programming for Starz, stated that P-Valley has authentically captured Southern Black culture, and “Down in the Valley” serves as a companion, inviting audiences for a cultural exchange and understanding of the real South.

Produced by Zero Point Zero for Starz, “Down in the Valley” will have Emmy and Peabody award-winners Lydia Tenaglia and Chris Collins as executive producers, along with Emmy Award-winner Jared Andrukanis as co-executive producer on behalf of Zero Point. Alice Dickens Koblin, Senior Vice President of Unscripted Programming, and Karen Bailey, Executive Vice President of Programming, will oversee the series on behalf of Starz.

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