The new film 13th Step (working title) will premiere this fall on TV One.
The thriller centers on a woman whose life is thrown into a tailspin after she ends an affair with the dangerous lover she met in an alcohol abuse treatment program, TV One announced in a press release.
Starring Denyce Lawton (Chicago PD, A Luv Tale) and BJ Britt (Being Mary Jane, Agents of the Shield), the film just wrapped production.
[Lawton and Britt are shown above]
The project comes from Swirl Films and is directed by Courtney Miller (Games People Play, Saints & Sinners).
“The Swirl Team continues to be a valued and integral partner to the TV One enterprise as we invest in our original film and programming pipeline,” TV One executive producer Jason Ryan said in a statement. “13th Step will provide our TV One viewers with another gut-wrenching thriller, expanding our unique film roster.”
Swirl Films is a major content provider for TV One. Past projects from the company include Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story (2016), starring LisaRaye McCoy, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Darius McCrary, Indirah Khan and Teyonah Parris as Howard; as well as When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story (2017), starring Lance Gross, Niatia Kirkland and Tami Roman, directed by actress Tasha Smith.