Lee Daniels never misses and his last film, The United States vs. Billie Holiday, which streamed on Hulu did not disappoint. Now, the Oscar-nominated director has thrown on his executive producer hat to bring us Our Kind of People, a new drama coming to Fox.
From writer and executive producer Karen Gist, the drama is inspired by Lawrence Otis Graham's book, Our Kind of People: Inside America's Black Upper Class, and takes place in the aspirational world of Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, a historical stronghold where the rich and powerful Black elite have come to play for over 50 years. With shows such as Empire and Star under Daniels' belt, viewers can expect to be kept on their toes week after week, while watching the drama unfold between an affluent Black family. Plus, we need to see a storyline of wealthy Black folks!
Our Kind of People follows Angela Vaughn, played by Yaya DaCosta, is a strong-willed, single mother who sets out to reclaim her family’s name but soon discovers a dark secret about her own mother’s past that will turn her world upside-down and shake up this community forever. Within this story, the show explores race and class in America and an unapologetic celebration of Black resilience and achievement.
The series premieres Tuesday, September 21 and stars Morris Chestnut, Joe Morton, Nadine Ellis, Lance Gross, Rhyon Nicole Brown, Kyle Bary and Alana Bright.