STARZ GREENLIGHTS SECOND SEASON OF HIT COMEDY SERIES "RUN THE WORLD"
Rachelle Williams Joins as Showrunner and Will Executive Produce Alongside Yvette Lee Bowser and Leigh Davenport
Santa Monica, Calif. - August 27, 2021 - STARZ announced today that the network has greenlit a second season of its hit comedy series "Run the World." Rachelle Williams ("Love Life," "Mixed-ish," "Survivor's Remorse") joins season two as showrunner and will executive produce alongside Yvette Lee Bowser ("Living Single," "black-ish," Lionsgate's "Dear White People") and series creator Leigh Davenport (The Perfect Find, "Wendy Williams: The Hot Topic").
"'Run the World' has been so passionately embraced by our audience and we are thrilled to bring fans another season," said Alison Hoffman, President of Domestic Networks for STARZ. "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."
"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.
"Run the World" stars Amber Stevens West ("The Carmichael Show"), Andrea Bordeaux ("NCIS: Los Angeles"), Bresha Webb ("Marlon") and Corbin Reid ("Valor"). The series also stars Stephen Bishop (Moneyball, "Imposters") and Tosin Morohunfola ("Black Lightning"). Erika Alexander ("Living Single"), Nick Sagar ("Queen of the South"), Jay Walker ("Grey's Anatomy") and Tonya Pinkins guest starred in season one.
"Run the World" 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.
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