Seeka.TV has announced today that Alonge Hawes’s critically acclaimed dramatic series Black On Both Sides will return for a second season; this time however not only is the series expanding its episode count, it will also be expanding its title. The second season will go by the name of Black On Both Sides: Sankofa.
The renewal of Black On Both Sides comes less than a week after the announcement that Alonge Hawes had inked a series development deal with JARO Media, meaning that the in-demand auteur now has two series he will be developing throughout 2020. Though a fixed release date for either project was unavailable at press time, Seeka representatives have confirmed that Black On Both Sides: Sankofa will make its world premiere at the 2020 Minnesota Webfest, marking the third consecutive year that an Alonge Hawes original series makes its debut at the esteemed film festival.
Black On Both Sides first season was critically lauded, scoring a 4 star review from online publications Indyred, Reelromp, and 22 Indie Street. Philip Hernandez of Black Talent TV wrote of the season, “Sure to excite viewers, Black On Both Sides is amazing! For those who have not watched, you are in for a treat!” The series was nominated for three awards at the 2019 Minnesota Webfest including Best Pilot. Alonge Hawes was also bestowed the Best Screenplay accolade by the Oniros Film Awards.
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Black On Both Sides: Sankofa is created, written, and directed by Alonge Hawes; who is also the show-runner and serves as executive producer alongside George Reese. The second season’s cinematographer will be Asante Watkins. Hawes stars as Anansi Moor, alongside Julian Robinson as Henry Gill Scott Heron, Kiara Woods as Maya Patterson, Shani Hawes as Nandi Chisholm, Scott Piehler as Cyrus Alexander, Quentin Williams as Saul Matthews, and Roberto Cruz as Quintoni Mason. The series is produced by Jamal Mcclendon, Asante Watkins, Rodderick Fedd, and Shani Hawes through A Million Stories One Pen Productions.
Check out the new season’s teaser trailer below.