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EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: "Milk + Honey" Series With Idris Elba, Lance Gross, & More

 

The YBF has the exclusive first look at an upcoming series starring Lance Gross, Debbie Allen, Bryce Wilson, and more.  And it's our favorite delicious British Import, Idris Elba's, first major Executive Producer role.

 

We've got the first look at the trailer and exclusive pics from the dramedy, which focuses on 4 YBF women living in LA on spiritual, professional and romantic journeys to make their Hollywood dreams a reality, when you read on...

 

Sexy actor Idris Elba has dipped his hand in the Executive Producing bucket.  "Milk + Honey" is a dramedy series for the web and TV, which focuses on the spiritual, professional, and romantic journeys of four young ambitious YBF women navigating through the lights, smoke, and mirrors of Hollywood.  The women experience a journey all of us can relate to.

About the series, Idris says:

“I decided to get involved with Milk + Honey because of the strong demand for content that is relatable and authentic,” states Elba about his involvement with the project.

“Brown Paper Dolls has an intuitive way of displaying positive images of women throughout the series.”

The series stars Lance Gross (Our Family Wedding, "House of Payne"), Faune Chambers (Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Bryce Wilson (Beauty Shop), veteran actress Debbie Allen and introduces Asha Kamali.  Also newcomers Yaani King, Shauntay Hinton, Charles Divins, and Rob Smith.

Idris and the Brown Paper Dolls company (Chicagoans and Spelman, Howard U & FAMU grads Dana Gills, Asha Kamali May, and Jeanette McDuffie) have been working on this series for over 3 years, and they tell YBF it was created to showcase diverse images of women of color that are rarely seen on the big or small screen,and also to create more opportunities for black actors.

The "Milk + Honey" scripted series will soon be seen on all platforms soon and is looking to get picked up by a tv network.  More pics:

 

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What is this REALLY about?

What is this REALLY about? What's the real objective/storyline here, other than people saying, "I'm the 'ish because.....? I see stories of different people all ova the place. And as a Casting Assistant in Atlanta, I agree, the acting is mediocre.
Anonymous's picture

Its alright. I want a little

Its alright. I want a little more. The Actresses would need to be replaced. The only two women that are ok is the actress with the short hair cut and the girl who is dating lance crosse and of course debbie allen, but the rest of them have to go! I hope a network picks up this series because we need more positive african american shows!!!! U can always use me to replace those actresses because it comes natural to me; and I have true talent!!! toot toot
Anonymous's picture

thats nis the one tht dating

thats nis the one tht dating lance her name is asha kmali she is my dance teacher tht is so nice
Anonymous's picture

Sorry but the trailer leaves

Sorry but the trailer leaves much to be desired. I don't like the acting. It is too forced and not natural (IMHO). I can't relate to any of the female (well maybe the professional trying to be an actor--I like when people follow their dreams or challenge themselves without detroying others in the process). If it gets pick up, I may watch an episode or two to see if it peaks my interest and I can get passed the force acting (it comes across unatural based on the trailer). I have BET but never watch it so I hope it gets advertised in other avenue if BET picks it up in order to get a wider audience.
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I agree.....didn't impress me

I agree.....didn't impress me too much. I was hoping Idris was in it!
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I WANT THIS SHOW ON THE AIR

I WANT THIS SHOW ON THE AIR NOW!!!!!! LOL I am completely, totally, and utterly impressed by that trailer! Looks like a GREAT show and I CANNOT WAIT until we finally get the chance to see it. PLEASE let it be on a cable network so I can watch for free. S.N. I loves me some Debbie Allen lol I was already hooked when I saw her name great actress!!!
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Anonymous's picture

would be nice if Oprah picked

would be nice if Oprah picked it up on her new network..OWN
Nic's picture

where do we sign up .. let's

where do we sign up .. let's get this on tv .....
browneyes's picture

Imma get chocolate wasted

Imma get chocolate wasted watching this show!lol. Thanks Idris!
Telle's picture

Looks like it will be a great

Looks like it will be a great series. Lance Gross should change his name to Lance Gorgeous. He is fine. I also want to support the actresses from HBCUs. I see you FAMU! How can we show our support for this program? Tasha please keep us updated.
Anonymous's picture

This looks GOOD. I mean

This looks GOOD. I mean really good! I pray that it gets picked up by a network soon. Why does everyone hate on BET so much? They are trying to change their image. If they quality programming such as this on the network, then maybe they could change their image for the better. Black people always have something negative to say ... try to uplift each other instead of pulling each other down!
NEH's picture

Looks great! Can't wait to

Looks great! Can't wait to see more!
Azizi's picture

Looks interesting! ..

Looks interesting! ..
Tamika 's picture

love it already! no offence

love it already! no offence but i hope BET doesnt pick it up! i want a really a really good network to pick it up!! :)
Anonymous's picture

Can't wait! Looks good.

Can't wait! Looks good.
Arbor Mist Is the Bomb!'s picture

Sweet Mother of

Sweet Mother of Christ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Wow, please let it go on TV and let it come to South Africa too please, please, please :)
LeeMedia's picture

Somebody pick this up please!

Somebody pick this up please! This little bit has me online looking for more info!
KSH's picture

Looks amazing so far! Just

Looks amazing so far! Just this little bit has left me wanting more...
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OMG I WILL BE LOOKING FORWARD

OMG I WILL BE LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS..NOW THATS WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT THIS IS THE ..ISH!!!!..WHERE DO WE SIGN OUR PETITION FOR THIS TO BE PICKD UP ALREADY...SET..LETS GO!!!!YEP YEP!!!!
baby j's picture

Got my attention AND my

Got my attention AND my support! It will be interesting to see how their stories play out, definitely looking forward to this show as well as Queen Latifah's 'Single Ladies'. Gotta support our own. On another note what a Beautiful group of people! I mean DAMN! Just gorgeous Black people. Would be nice to see Idris on screen...off screen, at my door...
Mocha1's picture

Everything about Idris

Everything about Idris Alba...is saying 'YES, LORD YES' http://natoyaebony.blogspot.com/
Anonymous's picture

This looks very tasty! I have

This looks very tasty! I have a question, why is everybody hating on BET? I think BEt is trying to change it's image, and maybe if they get strong shows like this then it will encourge them to have more. i mean they already have the Game, Love and Happiness (we don't know enough about thiis show yet) and it's a moajor push in the right direction. If BET doesn't get it i hope it's a cable network atleast instead of and ABC, NBC, PIX because those are just stations where black shows go to die!
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Here the problem with BET, I

Here the problem with BET, I think we are thirsty to see images of ourselves especially one where we can see an entire cast of mordern black folk , that are good looking and modestly articulate that we ( some) make the mistake to be believe we are progressing . A paradox as it best because in the ninties we had a black sitcom boom spurheaded by fox - where we no longer just clinging to one family/ sitcom as our relatable show : we had hanging with mr cooper , martin , living single , waynes brothers ( a lil goofy but funny) , family matters , for your love , south central, my brother and me , kenan and kel, new york undercover,like family, sister + sister-, moesha , parkers, one on one etc. Many of them had black writes and producers so much of the story lines had on overall tone of progression even when tackling social sitatuions in our communty that were not always promising. While the game is a guilty pressure of mine as well which happens to have an black execuative producer it does not have one postive character that could be role model to anyone 14-18, the dialect and the slang used is just ghetto, often time every character had said in every conversation something that is deamining of black folks . Kelly: hood rats. Tasha : this is just another case of black woman being jelous of white woman. Although this is a dramaedy the character are all losers and trifiling had this been a reality show and not sitcom. The Cliche Derwin : The football player - with the illigetimate child and the babys moms but is suppose 2 be the church man- who only calls on God when convientant. Melaine - trifiling female- thought she was better than every1 else (sunbeams) because she was in medical school , but following the money. Banged 2 football players Well 1 friends... then slept with 2 other men but would do anything to make sure she live the life. Tasha -- funny but always the way ghetto . Malik the example of how professional athletes should not live their lives wasting money on foolish , messing with yabest friends girls. Jason - the black guys thatgoes to the white woman that he can control, backstabbing and retalation at any cost. Kelly - the savior of the for the black woman on the show who look up as if she was superior and without her advice they appearto be lost. In predom cast its funny how the white woman appears to be the only level headed , rational person more or less( untill this season). Race nutueral she does engender some characteritics for woman (go figure) . TT- love em sorry nothing bad to say. So to say that bet is trying to change their image , to show more postive image would be false. I used the show as example because they clean it up and but new cover on it and made it all shiny with bling bling and all dont mean its not the samething. Remember everything that glitter aint gold. Plus who do you think run BET- viaticom . WIth no protest from the black community , no sign disessecion rather 7.7 millions supporters opening night, do you think these white men decided to say hey lets air good black programining. Sorry that against their own self intrest . Unlike confused republicans , which white businessmen(women) never act against their own self intrest.
Top a Di Top's picture

Im soo glad this show is on

Im soo glad this show is on ... Im hoping it makes it to tv... and 1 of the actors is on Zane's Sex Chronicles and I love that show... the more we promote and make things featuring ourselves by ourselves things will change... good acting never hurt either...lol
Anonymous's picture

although I auditioned for

although I auditioned for this almost 2 years ago (DJ role) and even had a callback, Im not hating but I just truly hope it gets on TV... the ladies behind it were really cool and its just one of those gigs I lost out on... Cool beans. I watch it.
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i hve a feeling that BET will

i hve a feeling that BET will pick this up
BlackBerry's picture

Positive images of blacks!!!

Positive images of blacks!!! Not to mention Howard University all up and through this. HU!!! :D
Janelle's picture

HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUu all day!!

HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUu all day!!
Anonymous's picture

This is GREAT!! I can't

This is GREAT!! I can't wait!!!!... I love the show's concept and Lance. Sweet, baby Jesus, that man is FINE! Lol
Tell It Like It Is's picture

I would love to see this on

I would love to see this on TV! The channel that should pick it up and give it the attention it deserves might be kinda iffy....I would still watch it either way but I really hope its not on like BET...TVOne and Centric wouldn't get enough ratings...NO NO NO to vh1. Maybe a ABC...looks like it might fit best with HBO or Showtime, either way good luck to them!
Jas's picture

This could be good. I'll be

This could be good. I'll be tuning in for sure. Idris is the sexiest thing ever! Too bad he won't be in the show with his luscious ass. Just like Campbell's Um Um Good! Yes, yes.
Real Talk's picture

People are hoping BET doesn't

People are hoping BET doesn't pick up this show but look at VH1. They have us black women up there looking like complete fools. I vote for E! to pick it up.
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YEEEEEEESSSSSSSS....This

YEEEEEEESSSSSSSS....This looks very promising and I love this new/unknown cast. I'm already a fan. Can't wait to see this series. Please don't air this on BET or some other janky network. I hope a real network picks this up and supports this. Go head Idris!
fashion_biz's picture

YEEEEEEESSSSSSSS....This

YEEEEEEESSSSSSSS....This looks like very promising and I love this new cast. I'm already a fan. Can't wait to see this series. Please don't air this on BET or some other janky network. I hope a real network picks this up and supports this. Go head Idris!
fashion_biz's picture

YEEEEEEESSSSSSSS....This

YEEEEEEESSSSSSSS....This looks very promising and I love this new unknown cast. I'm already a fan. Can't wait to see this series. Please don't air this on BET or some other janky network. I hope a real network picks this up and supports this. Go head Idris!
fashion_biz's picture

IMPRESSIVE! Just like with

IMPRESSIVE! Just like with the Game WE HAVE THE POWER to get this series picked up by a major network. #getbacktodemandingqualitytelevision
*WAKE UP*'s picture

This is something that I

This is something that I could watch on a weekly basis! It peaked my curiousity with characters that are identifiable and that resemble actual people in my life. My Aunt is Debbie Allen all the way, every day! Wow! Finally a show that appears to be worth watching...
Venessa's picture

I have decided that it is

I have decided that it is really a great time to be BLACK!! It really is there are oppurtunities out and about. I love it!!!!!! And to be a Black woman at this time that is even GREATER!!!!!!!!!
TEXASGRL's picture

looks interesting...

looks interesting... aaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwww HU i'm ready for more diverse programming. prime time tv is toooooooooooooo white
leesh's picture

Finally something worth

Finally something worth watching, and it doesnt hurt that Bryce's fine azz is in it.
Anonymous's picture

Maybe E will pick it up or

Maybe E will pick it up or VH1.
Anonymous's picture

Please please please Not BET

Please please please Not BET Not BET Not BET Not BET Not BET Not BET Not BET... those peole ruin everything that is good, positive and black.
Anonymous's picture

OMG I completley agree

OMG I completley agree
Anonymous's picture

OOoohhhhh!!! It looks good! I

OOoohhhhh!!! It looks good! I hope it works out!
Coldplayer's picture

BEAUTIFUL BLACK FOLK ON TV!

BEAUTIFUL BLACK FOLK ON TV! Aaaaaaaaaaaaah about time. But I agree, as long as it isn't on BET, we good!
Yas's picture

I love it already! I hope

I love it already! I hope it's good. I'm sick and tired of not seeing beautiful black women on TV. And they put some dark skinned sistahs on...I'm definitely going to tune in!
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