( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) Twenties Season 2 Premiered October 13th on BET and BET HER
ENSPIRE Contributor: LaShonda Thompson
“Twenties” made history as the first primetime show to have a masculine-presenting Queer woman of color as the lead. Waithe and Hillman Grad Productions created and wrote the scripted series, which stars Jonica T. Gibbs as Hattie, a queer Black girl in Los Angeles pursuing her dreams of becoming a screenwriter alongside her two best friends, Marie and Nia, who are played by Christina Elmore and Gabrielle Graham, respectively. The sisters count on each other for guidance as they traverse their twenties and push the bounds of diversity, love, and inclusiveness, even though they live separate lives. The series “Twenties” is the network’s first GLAAD Media Award nomination for a series.
The dynamic ensemble cast includes Jonica T. Gibbs, Christina Elmore, Gabrielle Graham, Sophina Brown, and Jevon McFerrin. Along with a recurring guest cast including Alex Akpobome, Louie Anderson, Madeline Byrne, Rick Fox, Ashli Haynes, Kiki Haynes, Donell Rawlings, Nia Jervier, Bernard David Jones, Lea Robinson, Big Sean, Shylo Shaner, Iman Shumpert, Marsha Thomason, Kym E. Whitley, Vanessa L. Williams, and Parker Young. “Twenties” is executive produced by Lena Waithe, Susan Fales-Hill, who serves as showrunner, Rishi Rajani, and Andrew Coles.
About “Twenties After-Show With B. Scott”
In the premiere episode, B. Scott sat down with Lena Waithe and Jonica T. Gibbs where they took a deep dive into the new season discussing, Why Lena took a chance on newcomer Jonica T. Gibbs? Why it is so significant to have a Queer, Black woman as a lead character on TV? How did “Twenties” find its home on BET? And a lot more!
Additional guests will include Amber Whittingham (@amberscloset), Big Sean (Rapper and Tristan, Twenties), Christina Elmore (‘Marie,’ Twenties), Crystal Anderson (Dear, Black Love), David Bernard Jones (‘Jason,’ Twenties), Derica Cole Washington (Costume Designer), Donnell Rawling (Comedian, Actor and ‘Dwayne,’ Twenties), Estelle (Singer) Gabrielle Graham (‘Nia,’ Twenties), Iman Shumpert (NBA Player and ‘Quintrell,’ Twenties), JessHilarious (comedian), Jevon McFerrin (‘Chuck,’ Twenties), Kenya Moore (TV and Media Personality), Lea Robinson (‘Rev Ty,’ Twenties), Nia Jervier (‘Vanessa,’ Twenties), Parker Young (‘Zach,’ Twenties), Rich Fresh (Designer), Shylo Shaner (‘Idina,’ Twenties) Sophina Brown (‘Ida B.,’ Twenties) and Xavier Watson (‘Chance,’ Twenties).
For more information on “Twenties” and “Twenties After-Show With B. Scott,” please visit BET.com/Twenties and join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #TwentiesOnBET
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