Oprah Developing Black Family Drama Series For HBO

Posted by: cnikky

Queen Oprah has taken on another venture!  Ms. Winfrey is currently developing a scripted drama, starring a prominent black cast. The show will be on HBO instead of the OWN network because the content (language, issues) are too racy for OWN.

The premium cable network is developing a drama from Winfrey’s Harpo Films. The untitled project centers on a wealthy academic who has become the first black president of a prestigious liberal arts college. He and his family are thrust into national headlines, forcing them to present an idyllic public façade, all while engaging in agonizing personal battles and struggling with dark obsessions.

Harpo first inked a long-term deal with HBO in late 2008 to develop miniseries, movies, documentaries and scripted series for the network.  HBO is known for winning more Emmys than any othe

 

Photos/Source: Wsj.com, The Hollywood Reporter

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