Ebonee Noel, Karen LeBlanc, Yaani King Mondschein and Rance Nix will star in “The Kings of Napa,” the upcoming drama from “Claws” showrunner Janine Sherman Barrois for the Oprah Winfrey Network. Barrois will government produce alongside Michelle Listenbee Brown and Oprah Winfrey. Matthew A. Cherry, the Oscar-winning director of the animated quick movie “Hair Love,” is ready to direct the primary two episodes of the show.
The collection is centered on the ability wrestle between the rich vineyard-owning King siblings in idyllic and picturesque Napa Valley. The aspirational African American household’s line of enterprise has granted them the sort of standing that lands them in design magazines and on society pages. The wine enterprise has introduced the Kings success and acclaim, however following their patriarch’s sudden departure from the corporate, the three siblings should grapple for the reigns to the grape kingdom and purchase their very own energy.
Noel (“FBI,” “Wrecked”) will play the position of August King, the center King sibling and the household’s sensible advertising and marketing whiz who’s obsessed with vino and at all times searching for new methods to develop the enterprise. LeBlanc (“Ransom,” “Jack Ryan”) will painting Vanessa King, the matriarch of the King household who gave up her profession as a information reporter to assist run King Estate Wines and has a seemingly picture-perfect marriage together with her husband, Reginald. Mondschein (“For All Mankind,” “Bad Hair”) will play the position of Bridgette Peele, August’s cousin and right-hand who works because the vineyard’s supervisor. Nix (“Zero Issue,” “Amsterdam Ave.”) will painting Dana King, August’s older brother and the savvy CFO of the winery.
“The Kings of Napa” was created by Sherman Barrois underneath her unique multi-year total cope with Warner Bros. Television, which she inked in 2018. The collection hails from Warner Bros. TV and Harpo Films. Production will start later in 2021 for an early 2022 premiere on OWN.