Bravo’s ‘Summer House: Martha’s Vineyard’ Will Follow Black Professionals Letting Loose

Summer House: Martha's Vineyard premieres on May 7. (Credit: Bravo)

Bravo is taking viewers on an exclusive island getaway with the premiere of Summer House: Martha’s Vineyard.

The Summer House spinoff features a cast of Black professionals and entrepreneurs, who party on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts over the summer.

“The friends have known one another for years and are excited to let loose this summer, indulging in cultural experiences and exclusive island activities while learning to overcome their personal obstacles,” Bravo said this week in a press release.

For more than 100 years, Black vacationers have traveled to Martha’s Vineyard — particularly an area called Oak Bluffs — which has become a favorite escape for the rich, famous, and politically connected. The summertime sanctuary was one of the first beach destinations in the U.S. where African Americans could vacation and purchase property. The area is known for its natural beauty.

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Summer House: Martha’s Vineyard follows a group of 12 friends as they enjoy their island getaway. With beach parties and summer hookups, fun and drama ensue.

The cast includes Nicholas “Nick” Arrington, Jasmine Ellis Cooper, Silas Cooper, Jordan Emanuel, Bria Fleming, Shanice Henderson, Amir Lancaster, Jason Lyke, Preston Mitchum, Summer Marie Thomas, and Alex Tyree.

Summer House: Martha’s Vineyard is produced by Truly Original with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Lorraine Haughton-Lawson, Ronica Wynder, Shanae Humphrey, and Anne Swan. Kate Murphy and Elizabeth Cuevas are co-executive producers.

The series debuts Sunday, May 7 at 9:00/8:00c on Bravo, right after the season 15 premiere of The Real Housewives of Atlanta at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Below are details from Bravo on the Summer House: Martha’s Vineyard cast:

· Fresh off their summer wedding, Jasmine (New York) and Silas (New York) Cooper have invited a group of friends – some old and some new – to vacation with them in Martha’s Vineyard and are now trying to figure things out in a house full of hot, successful urban professionals.

· Amir Lancaster (Austin), new to Martha’s Vineyard and looking to learn about its Black history and connect to his roots, falls hard for a housemate.

· Jordan Emanuel (New York) has been friends with Jasmine since their Playboy Bunny days and still loves to have a good time with her – maybe too good of a time for Silas’ tastes.

· Preston Mitchum (Washington, DC), a Black queer activist who likes to speak his mind about a variety of things, is excited to spend time with his fraternity brother Silas and the group.

· Fashionista Bria Fleming (Germany) is in a new relationship despite being surrounded by eligible men, but when she brings a different kind of houseguest to the rental, her friendships are sorely tested.

· Alex Tyree (New York), who lives a life of intention without drinking and tries to persuade his friends to do the same, is juggling the advances of a housemate.

· Quintessential party girl Shanice Henderson (Phoenix) is ready to turn-up this summer, but when she finds out someone in the house is spreading rumors about her past, things go left.

· Jason Lyke (New York) is the counselor for the group but often finds himself at the center of the drama.

· Discovering Martha’s Vineyard for the first time, Summer Marie Thomas (Los Angeles) intends to have the best possible time while getting her flirt on.

· Nicholas “Nick” Arrington (New York), a self-proclaimed style savant who has an outfit ready for every outing, competes with Amir for a housemate’s affection.

· Mariah Torres met Jasmine in college and is also close with several members of the group. She’s looking forward to spending the summer with her friends, but things become heated in the house after an argument gets out of hand.