27 AUG 2021

Starzplay confirms a new season of hit comedy series “Run the World”

Rachelle Williams joins season two as showrunner and will executive produce alongside Yvette Lee Bowser and series creator Leigh Davenport.

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“Run the World”

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Starzplay has picked up a second season of “Run the World.” Rachelle Williams (“Love Life,”) joins season two as showrunner and will executive produce alongside Yvette Lee Bowser (“Living Single”) and series creator Leigh Davenport (“Wendy Williams: The Hot Topic,”).

“We are proud to bring fans another season of ‘Run the World,’ which so strongly exemplifies our company’s commitment to narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences,” said Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO of STARZ. “We’re happy to have our incredibly talented cast and executive producers Yvette and Leigh set to return; and we’re thrilled to welcome Rachelle, who has an exciting vision for the second season, back in the STARZ family leading as showrunner and executive producer.”

“Run the World” is produced by Lionsgate Television. Senior Vice President of Original Programming Kathryn Tyus-Adair is the executive overseeing the series on behalf of STARZ. Senior Vice President of Television Jocelyn Sabo and Director of Television Maggie Leung oversee the series on behalf of Lionsgate.

Set in Harlem, “Run the World” follows a group of smart, funny, and vibrant thirty-something Black women – fiercely loyal best friends – who live, work and play in Harlem. As they strive for world domination, they each navigate career highs and lows, hookups and heartbreaks that causes them to re-evaluate who they are and where they are going. At its core, it’s an authentic and unapologetic show about enviable friendship and not only surviving – but thriving together.  

“Run the World” stars Amber Stevens West (“The Carmichael Show”), Andrea Bordeaux (“NCIS: Los Angeles”), Bresha Webb (“Marlon”) and Corbin Reid (“Valor”). The series also stars Stephen Bishop (Moneyball, “Imposters”), Tosin Morohunfola (“Black Lightning”), Erika Alexander (“Living Single”), Nick Sagar (“Queen of the South”), Jay Walker (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and guest star Tonya Pinkins.

We are proud to bring fans another season of ‘Run the World,’ which so strongly exemplifies our company’s commitment to narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences” Jeffrey Hirsch President and CEO of STARZ