Can we pause for a minute and talk about progression? Atlanta’s own Signal 23 TV is cranking out some amazing content that you definitely do not want to miss! You may know them as the network to produce the runaway summer hit, About Him, but the magic does not stop there. Last night at the ever popular, Mixx Atlanta night club, the network showcased two of its new series, Steel River: When We Were Young and About Her, with a screening and Q & A with some of the cast members.
Steel River: When We Were Young
This series is a prequel of the original Steel River, which served as one of Signal 23 TV’s earliest projects and hits. The story centers around the same characters; William, Kadoe, Ivan, and Addison; but ten years in the past as they graduate from high school and head to the fictional Ivy League college, Agatha. Each of these young men must discover what it means to be Black and gay while coming of age and navigating life. Needless to say it makes for a night of great watching!
The About Him franchise expands yet again to include a new sexy series, About Her! This time around we are dipping in the lady pool as we watch the coming of age of Danielle (Brooklyn Summers). Danielle decides to take a semester off from college and moves back home to Atlanta with her parents and twin brother. Although she is glad to be back with her family, her sexual appetite for her hot boyfriend is clearly and hilariously lacking. The answers to her desires point to a friend, hinting that her semester off will truly be “About Her.”
Henderson Maddox (the director and producer of both series) is a genius! Both of these series are amazing and groundbreaking. Watching the Steel River prequel has tempts us to check out the original series and see what ultimately became of these handsome guys. The juxtaposition of story lines here is wonderfully crafted, divinely executed, and addictive! As for About Her, let’s just say you will fall in love with its star! The girl is BAD! We definitely hear a Yuna single playing somewhere in the background. We are definitely looking forward to more amazing shows from Signal 23 TV! Been on the lookout for About Him to return for its second season and About Justin to premiere on December 14th.
If you couldn’t make the Atlanta screening, do not worry the casts are coming to a city near you! Click here for dates for the New Kids On The Block Tour!
Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning