The program, produced by Wendy Calhoun and Karin Gist, is based on Lawrence Otis Graham’s 1999 novel of the same name. The story takes place in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, and features single mother Angela Vaughn as she tries to restore her family’s identity. However, she soon uncovers a terrifying revelation about her own mother’s history that will completely change her life. A dramatization of Lawrence Otis Graham’s 1999 novel Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class, proposed by Wendy Calhoun, is in production on Fox in September 2017.
Our Kind of People Season 1 Recap
“Our Kind of People” features Angela Vaughn, a strong-willed single mother determined to restore her family’s reputation and make an impact with innovative hair care products that celebrate the natural and innate beauty of black women. However, she ends up uncovering a horrific revelation about her own mother’s background that will turn her world upside down and forever disrupt her neighborhood. The show is an exhilarating study of race and class in America, as well as an unabashed celebration of black perseverance and accomplishments.
The most under-the-radar village of Oak Bluffs, nestled on a famous Massachusetts island that has become a world-class getaway, is a location where black members of the super-duper elite have lived and gone on vacation for decades. Oak Bluffs becomes an environment where wealth, relationships and prestige are everything in the melodramatic, fictional light of Our Kind of People, and a woman wants to snatch what is rightfully hers.
According to rumors, FOX has been involved in adapting the novel into the show for several years. The network reportedly set up a writers’ room in 2017 to create the script for Graham’s book, which was published in 1999 after Graham spent six years researching some of America’s most famous black families. In 2020, a new group of writers got together, and FOX ordered the show straight into production without a pilot.
Obviously, some shortcomings are expected in the show’s first few episodes, especially if it’s a soap trying to cram in as much melodrama as possible. “Our Kind of People” sets Vaughn’s tough past on the island, hosting numerous parties and fashion shows, containing secret group initiations, fraternity brunches, a threatening corporate takeover, as well as revealing a few family secrets in the first episode alone.
Our Kind of People Season 2: Release Date
For now, fans can rest assured that host Karin Gist has great plans for Season 2. the absence of production orders after the first season is no indication that Fox is losing interest in the show. fans can only pray that Fox makes a choice as soon as possible! However, this show is not the biggest, and the ratings are not the best. Our Kind of People currently has a rating of 0.3 and 1.35 million viewers in the important age category 18-49, according to STVPlus. While that’s not the lowest rating on primetime, it doesn’t guarantee that Fox will renew the show for a second season.
In November, Fox published their mid-season schedule, confirming that Our Kind of People would never be updated after the original twelve-episode season. A new season not getting orders for additional episodes in the second half of the TV season could be a bad indicator, but Deadline revealed in the fall that Our Kind of People Season 1 was meant to end in spring, with Fox anticipating to confirm Season 2 off in the spring of 2022.
Our Kind of People Season 2: Expected Cast
The main cast includes Yaya DaCosta as Angela Vaughn, Nadine Ellis as Leah Franklin Dupont, Rhyon Nicole Brown as Lauren Dupont, Lance Gross as Tyrique Chapman. Alana Kay Bright as Nikki Vaughn, Joe Morton as Teddy Franklin, Morris Chestnut as Raymond Dupont.
Other cast members include Raven Goodwin as Josephine, Nicole Chanel Williams as Taylor Woods, Debbi Morgan as Patricia. L. Scott Caldwell as Olivia Sturgess Dupont, Melissa De Sousa as Alex Rivera, Susan Spain as Rose Franklin, McKinley Freeman as Nate Robinson. Jeff Hephner as Jack Harmon, Ahmarie Holmes as Sloane, and Kay-Megan Washington as Jackie.
Our Kind of People Season 2 Trailer
Unfortunately, until now Fox has not released or reported any information regarding Our Kind of People Season 2. for readers who have not followed this series, we have provided a trailer from the previous season here. Enjoy!