CBS Gives Black Daytime Soap ‘The Gates’ Series Order

os Angeles, California, USA, AUGUST, 20, 2018: CBS logo on a building in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: Deposit Photos)

Soap opera fans will have a new offering next year with The Gates.

The Black daytime drama has been given a series order and will premiere in January 2025, CBS said in a press release on Monday, April 15.

The soap “follows the lives of a wealthy Black family in a posh, gated community,” according to the official description.

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Michele Val Jean, an award-winning writer on The Bold & the Beautiful, General Hospital, and Ambitions will serve as writer, showrunner and executive producer. Additional executive producers include Sheila Ducksworth, Leon Russell, Derrick Johnson, and Kimberly Doebereiner.

The series is being developed as part of a joint venture between CBS Studios and the NAACP.

The show will be produced through a CBS Studios/NAACP partnership with P&G Studios, a division of Procter & Gamble.

The Gates will be everything we love about daytime drama, from a new and fresh perspective,” Sheila Ducksworth, president of the CBS Studios NAACP venture, said in a previous statement.

“This series will salute an audience that has been traditionally underserved, with the potential to be a groundbreaking moment for broadcast television,” Ducksworth added. “With multi-dimensional characters, juicy storylines and Black culture front and center, The Gates will have impactful representation, one of the key touchstones of the venture.”

The show is being described as the first daytime drama with a predominently Black cast since Generations, which ran from 1989 to 1991.

A premiere date, timeslot and casting details for The Gates will be announced later.

The series order follows last week’s cancellation of CBS’ The Talk.

The Emmy-winning daytime talk show will end in December with an abbreviated 15th season.