AMC Networks’ streaming service aimed at Black TV and film, ALLBLK, confirmed plans to debut the new drama, "Hush," from creator Angela Burt-Murray. The title will form part of the service's slate this Fall. “'Hush' personifies the mysterious, captivating and edgy programming our subscribers crave as we continue to push the envelope with our content offerings at ALLBLK,” said Nikki Love, SVP, Development & Production of ALLBLK.
Filmed in and around the Washington DC metropolitan area, Hush is created by Angela Burt-Murray and written by lead writer Angela Burt-Murray, Chazitear, and Bree West. Bree and Chuck West of OCTET Productions will serve as showrunners and executive producers alongside Brett Dismuke and Nikki Love for ALLBLK.“Honoring our commitment to providing a home for Black creatives in front of and behind the camera, we are excited to partner with Angela Burt-Murray to bring this fast-paced, smart and risqué drama to life," Love said.
Joyful Drake leads the cast as Dr. Draya Logan, while Caryn Ward Ross will play Jordan Vincent, a desperate housewife who’s about to launch a questionable business to save her family from financial ruin; Erica Mena plays Gina Rodriguez, a calculating aspiring Reality TV star married to a professional baseball player who yearns for the spotlight; Candiace Dillard Bassett stars as trophy wife Syleena Gibson who keeps her marriage to her high-powered attorney husband spicy by fulling his fantasies, alone and with others, despite the dangers; and last, but never least, TS Madison joins as Mona Dee, a ruthless kingpin of a drug family and strip club owner running her business with an iron fist.
Consisting of eight, 35-minute episodes, the new series tells the story of female protagonist Dr. Draya Logan, a top marriage and sex therapist, TV personality and best-selling author who finds herself entangled in a web of lies,sex and murder that could cost her everything. Dr. Logan has built a successful practice discreetly catering to the between-the-sheets lives of her rich and famous clientele and publishing the definitive works on modern relationships and sexuality. With an A-list rolodex, this “relationship fixer” juggles midnight house calls for trysts gone wrong, destroys salacious content before it hits the gossip columns, and hosts therapeutic couples’ retreats for those in dire straits.
The doctor is the gatekeeper of everyone’s secrets, but after she launches her ‘Penthouse Project,’ the deadly secrets of three women threaten her career and her life when a dead body is found, and the police identify her as the primary suspect. “From the therapist looking to write her comeback story and a desperate housewife fighting to save her family to the baller’s wife playing with fire and a street-smart baddie making boss moves, the women of HUSH are sexually empowered and driven to succeed no matter the cost," Creator and executive producer Angela Burt-Murray said."I’m thrilled AllBLK embraced this new twisty, sexy drama about four dynamic women who will stop at nothing to get who and what they want.”
'Hush' personifies the mysterious, captivating and edgy programming our subscribers crave as we continue to push the envelope with our content offerings at ALLBLK.” Nikki Love SVP, Development & Production, ALLBLK