OWN’s juicy new wine country drama The Kings of Napa is set to premiere in January 2022, the network announced in a press release.
Along with the premiere date, OWN dropped a first look trailer featuring series star Isiah Whitlock Jr. (The Wire, Da 5 Bloods) as Reginald King, the owner of a Napa Valley, California vineyard who suddenly decides to step down, leaving his family in turmoil.
The African American King family members enjoy a life of affluence and grace the covers of society magazines. But their lives get turned upside down when Reginald leaves his three children to run the family business.
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Despite adhering to the idea of family first, the children are quick to stab each other in the back as they all vie for the top position.
The series also stars FBI alum Ebonée Noel as August King, the middle sibling and the family’s brilliant marketing whiz. Rance Nix plays Dana King, the older brother and the savvy CFO of the winery. Karen LeBlanc plays Vanessa King, the matriarch of the family who gave up her career to help run the winery in Napa with her husband Reginald King. Yaani King Mondschein plays Bridgette Pierce, the cousin of the King siblings who works as the vineyard manager for House of Kings wine. Ashlee Brian plays Christian King, the youngest brother with swag who manages the winery’s bottling facility but knows little about growing grapes. And Devika Parikh plays Melanie Pierce, August’s aunt who is now back in the States with a firestorm that threatens to change the King family forever.
The drama comes from writer and executive producer Janine Sherman Barrois (Claws, Self-Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker) and Warner Bros. Television.
The series is produced for OWN by Harpo Films in association with Warner Bros. Television. Sherman Barrois serves as showrunner and executive producer. Michelle Listenbee Brown and Oprah Winfrey are also executive producers, and Academy Award winner Matthew A. Cherry (Hair Love) directs the first two episodes of the series.
The Kings of Napa premieres Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at 8 P.M. ET/PT on OWN.