‘Blindspotting’ Trailer: Starz TV Show Expands Daveed Diggs’ Movie
The new series will star Jasmine Cephas-Jones and Helen Hunt alongside co-writer and co-star of the original film, Rafael Casal.
The 2018 feature film âBlindspottingâ remains one of those films that many believe should have been bigger. Now, it’s possible to celebrate history and learn more about the world thanks to the upcoming series adaptation of Starz, which has unveiled its first trailer.
The series picks up six months after the events of the film and focuses on Ashley (played by Jasmine Cephas-Jones), the girlfriend of Miles (Rafael Casal), who is trying to establish a quality middle class life in Oakland, in California. But after her boyfriend is arrested and sent to jail, Ashley and her young son are forced to move in with Miles’ mother Rainey (Helen Hunt) and half-sister Trish (Jaylen Barron).
The trailer certainly shows off the explosive world established in “Blindspotting,” with vivid colors, wry humor, and existential questions delivered straight to the camera. It also features Casal, who co-wrote and co-starred in the film, although his writing and on-screen partner Daveed Diggs is nowhere. The breakout of “Hamilton” is credited as both a writer and an actor in the Starz adaptation, although it is unclear what role his Collin Hoskins will play.
The half-hour series will be written and produced by Casal and Diggs, with Casal as the showrunner for the series. Jess Wu Calder and Keith Calder will also executive produce alongside Emily Gerson Saines, Ken Lee and Tim Palen. The series is produced for Starz by Lionsgate Television.
Development of a “Blindspotting” series began in 2019 and was informed by Starz in 2020. Last month it was announced that the series will debut at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival, making a return in person to the event after the global pandemic. The series will premiere alongside AMC’s âKevin Can F ** k Himself,â a podcast adaptation of âDr. Death âand Taika Waititi’s original FX series,â Reservation Dogs â.
âRafael, Daveed and Jasmine have created a beautiful film that we think will translate perfectly into a compelling series for Starz,â Christina Davis, president of original programming for Starz, said in a statement when the series was lit. “This provocative and powerful narrative couldn’t be more timely, and by taking the story from Ashley’s perspective, we will be able to shed light on so many important social issues that characters and audiences continue to relate to.” discuss. “
“Blindspotting” begins Sunday June 13 on Starz. Watch the trailer below.