‘Run the World’ Renewed by Starz for Second Season With Major Change

Run the World (Credit: Starz)

Starz has greenlit a second season of female-led dramatic comedy Run the World with a major change behind the scenes.

When the show returns to production, Rachelle Williams (Mixed-ish, Survivor’s Remorse) will step in as showrunner and co-executive producer, Starz announced Friday. Season 1 showrunner Yvette Lee Bowser (Living Single, Black-ish) with remain with the series as an executive producer, but is giving up her showrunning duties to focus on other projects. Creator Leigh Davenport is also staying on board as an executive producer.

“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.”

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The half-hour series premiered on May 16, 2021. It stars Amber Stevens West (The Carmichael Show), Andrea Bordeaux (NCIS: Los Angeles), Bresha Webb (Marlon) and Corbin Reid (Valor). Additional cast members include Stephen Bishop, Tosin Morohunfola, Erika Alexander, Nick Sagar, Jay Walker, and Tonya Pinkins.

Here’s the official description: “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 strive for world domination, they each navigate career highs and lows, hookups and heartbreaks that causes them to re-evaluate who they are and where they are going. At its core, it’s an authentic and unapologetic show about enviable friendship and not only surviving – but thriving together.”

The series is produced by Lionsgate Television. Senior Vice President of Original Programming Kathryn Tyus-Adair is the executive overseeing the series on behalf of Starz. Senior Vice President of Television Jocelyn Sabo and Director of Television Maggie Leung oversee the series on behalf of Lionsgate.