OWN has picked up family drama The Kings of Napa from Claws showrunner Janine Sherman Barrois.
The series centers around a wealthy Black family in the Napa Valley wine business. While their success has garnered them much publicity, the King family children will have to grapple with success after their father abruptly exits the family business.
“I’m beyond thrilled to collaborate with OWN on this groundbreaking show,” Sherman Barrois said in a statement. “And to have Academy Award winner Matthew A. Cherry’s brilliant vision bringing it to life is a dream come true.”
The Kings of Napa will have its first two episodes directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry (Hair Love).
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The series is executive produced by Janine Sherman Barrois, Michelle Listenbee Brown and Oprah Winfrey. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Harpo Films.
Production is set to begin later this year for an early 2022 premiere on OWN.
“We’ve been captivated for years by Janine’s incredible body of work and welcome her into OWN’s family of dynamic drama storytellers,” said Tina Perry, president of OWN. “Janine’s created compelling characters that hook viewers right from the start, and we can’t wait for her to dive in with this bold and sexy new series.”
OWN’s current slate of scripted programming includes Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar and Cherish the Day; Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Peabody Award-winning David Makes Man; Craig Wright’s Delilah and Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots.