Starz, the Lionsgate-owned multiplatform content distribution platform, Aug. 27 announced it has greenlighted a second season of original comedy series “Run the World.” Rachelle Williams (“Love Life,” “Mixed-ish,” “Survivor’s Remorse”) joins season two as showrunner and will executive produce alongside Yvette Lee Bowser (“Living Single,” “black-ish,” Lionsgate’s “Dear White People”) and series creator Leigh Davenport (The Perfect Find, “Wendy Williams: The Hot Topic”).
“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 each navigate career highs and lows, hookups and heartbreaks that causes them to re-evaluate who they are and where they are going, the series is unapologetic about friendship not only surviving but thriving together.
“‘Run the World’ has been so passionately embraced by our audience and we are thrilled to bring fans another season,’ Alison Hoffman, president of domestic networks for Starz, said in a statement. “Our incredibly talented cast and executive producers Yvette and Leigh are set to return, and we’re excited to welcome Rachelle back into the Starz family leading as showrunner and executive producer.”
“Run the World” is produced by Lionsgate Television. SVP of original programming Kathryn Tyus-Adair is the executive overseeing the series on behalf of Starz. SVP of television Jocelyn Sabo and director of television Maggie Leung oversee the series on behalf of Lionsgate.
Starz continues to market original programming toward underrepresented audiences, including black women. The company topped 29 million global streaming subscribers in its most-recent fiscal period. Starz has about 12.8 million pay-TV subs.