Anyone eager to get a sneak peek at some of this year’s most anticipated new TV series can do so at this summer’s Tribeca Festival. As part of the 2021 Tribeca TV programming, Starz’s adaptation of the 2018 film Blindspotting, AMC’s feminist satire Kevin Can F**K Himself, and the long awaited second season of OWN’s David Makes Man will all have their world premieres alongside other exciting new shows.
From executive producers Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal—who co-wrote and starred in the original film — Starz’s half-hour dramedy Blindspotting expands the world of the film and re-centers the narrative on Jasmine Cepha Jones’ character Ashley. The arrest and incarceration of her long-term partner Miles (Casal) throws the Oakland mom into an existential crisis, made worse when she and her young son are forced to move in with Miles’s opinionated mom (Academy Award winner Helen Hunt).
On a darker note, Annie Murphy trades in the sunny small-town vibes of Schitt’s Creek for a much more vicious role in Kevin Can F**k Himself. The AMC satire imagines a stereotypically perfect sitcom wife turning on her schlubby, dimwitted husband. Inspired by network comedies like CBS’s King of Queens and Kevin Can Wait, the series switches between multi-camera and single-camera to reflect Murphy’s character’s fractured state of mind.
It’s been almost two years since this haunting and magical series premiered, but the wait for Season 2 of David Makes Man is almost over. Created by Academy Award winning screenwriter Tarell McCraney (Moonlight), Season 1 was a coming-of-age story, following the gifted and sensitive David (Akili McDowell) as he navigated his poor Florida neighborhood. The new season jumps ahead a couple decades. Now in his 30s, David (Kwame Patterson) is a businessman in his 30s pursuing an opportunity that could change his community forever.