TV ONE ANNOUNCES FILMING HAS WRAPPED FOR "LINEAGE," A FILM BY EMMY AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR/ACTRESS VICTORIA ROWELL
SILVER SPRING, Md. - May 19, 2022 - TV One today announced filming for the production of LINEAGE, directed by Victoria Rowell ("Birdie", "Diagnosis Murder", "The Young & The Restless"), has wrapped. Dawn Halfkenny ("Atlanta", "Saints and Sinners") will star as Robyn Montross. Joining Halfkenny is Richard Brooks ("Abbott Elementary", "The Rich and the Ruthless") who is cast as Cordell "Dell" Montross, Sr. and Jon Eyez ("The Underground Railroad" and "Walking Dead") who is cast as Teddy. In addition to directing, Rowell will also play Elaine Montross. The film is scheduled for release in the fall.
"We're excited to partner again with Victoria Rowell, Jami McCoy-Lankford and Camara Davis, a phenomenal dream team, to tell this story," said TV One's Executive Producer Jason Ryan. "Our TV One audience will enjoy all of the plot's twists and turns in this film." The collaboration with Rowell continues a longstanding partnership with the Emmy Award-Winning director and actress, who also directed TV One's upcoming film, "Stranger Next Door".
When attorney Robyn Montross finally returns to her hometown of Evansdale at her father's request, she begins to unravel the web of lies that has secured her family's power and prominence in the community for generations. Consumed by guilt, Robin can't hide from her past - and is forced to face the dark secret that has haunted her for years.
LINEAGE cast features:
· Dawn Halfkenny as Robyn Montross
· Richard Brooks as Cordell "Dell" Montross, Sr.
· Dwayne Boyd as CJ "Jackie" Montross
· Sheléa Frazier as Nia Montross
· Victoria Rowell as Elaine Montross
· Leslie Black as Sedi
· Kamel Goffin as Travis Mo
LINEAGE is directed by Victoria Rowell and written by Camara Davis. The film is produced for TV One by Jami McCoy-Lankford (Hillionaire Productions). For TV One, Jason Ryan is the Executive Producer in Charge of Production, Donyell Kennedy-McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting and Susan Henry is Senior Director of Original Programming and Production.
For more information about TV One's upcoming programming, including original movies, visit the network's companion website at http://www.tvone.tv. TV One viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
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