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A Web Series Becomes a TV Dramedy for Leading UK Network Sky, Making History

A Web Series Becomes a TV Dramedy for Leading UK Network Sky, Making History

On the heels of my April 1st post on UK TV broadcasters (BBC and Sky) announcing diversity agendas to improve *minority* representation

A British web series we featured in late 2012, has been picked up as a TV series by the Sky network, the creator of the series informs me.

Titled “Venus vs Mars,” the series follows “dynamic single girl Venus in her catastrophic quest to find true love,” in a comedy drama from critically acclaimed playwright Baby Isako.

The London-set web series has now become a 10-episode TV dramedy starring relative newcomer, Letitia Hector, and is set to premiere on the Sky Living channel, this Thursday, April 9, at 11pm, with 2 episodes screening each night, airing just after “Scandal,” the Shonda Rhimes ABC drama, which is also broadcast in the UK.

According Isako, “Venus vs Mars” will be a first for the Sky network – its first all-black cast comedy drama series that’s also created by a production team made up of black creatives. Essentially, black talent in front of and behind the camera. 
Check out a teaser for the upcoming series below. And for our UK readers, I’d love to read your thoughts on the program after it premieres this Thursday.

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