The first trailer for Lena Waithe’s new comedy series Twenties is here.
Set to premiere on BET in early 2020, the eight-episode series follows a queer black woman named Hattie (Jonica “JoJo” T. Gibbs) and her friends Marie (Christina Elmore) and Nia (Gabrielle Graham) as they chase their dreams through their twenties.
“Twenties has been a project I’ve been dreaming about for as long as I can remember. I think a lot of people were interested, but didn’t see the vision,” said Emmy Award-winner Lena of the show.
“I couldn’t be more excited to deepen my relationship with BET. I know audiences have been waiting a long time for this one.”
The cast is pretty epic, featuring Jenifer Lewis (Black-ish), Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty), Seth Green (Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed), Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry), Rick Fox (Holes), and rapper Big Sean.
It’s also the first original BET scripted series to feature a queer female lead.
The trailer highlights the barriers Black creatives face in the industry. “We need to support black stuff,” says one voice in the trailer, before another replies: “No, we should support good stuff that just happens to be black.”
Watch the trailer for Twenties here or below.