If Issa Rae taught us anything, it's that web series can be an excellent route for Black creators trying to make the leap into television. Caleb and Roni Davis, the creators of the popular YouTube web series Tough Love, are seeing the fruits of their labor.
Tough Love: Los Angeles, a spinoff of their popular web series, will introduce a new set of characters, as well as a new city. The spinoff will chronicle Mya's quest to get justice for her 16-year-old brother, who died at the hands of police officers. Coming into the fray is Melyssa Ford, who portrays a lawyer who won't take the case until upfront fees are paid.
Richard Nevels, who appeared on Insecure as Molly's brother, will also appear on the series. Bradley Clarke and Eric Tidwell will also reprise their respective roles from the original web series, Jackson and Keith.
The original web series, which focused on six milennials who partake in a daring social experiment to help their friends pay rent in NYC, received over 6 million YouTube views and a Daytime Emmy nomination.
Tough Love: Los Angeles will premiere Wednesday November 25th on TV One and on Cleo TV at 10 P.M. ET/9C. It will also be available on YouTube a week later.
Watch the first trailer for Tough Love: Los Angeles below.
Photo: TV One/Cleo