We love to see collaborations especially when the two people working together are none other than Insecure’s Issa Rae and Empire’s Jussie Smollett.
These two amazing actors have to come together to produce Giants, a new series directed by James Bland, starring former child star, Vanessa Baden Kelly (Keenan & Kel, Rosewood, Gullah Gullah Island) and newcomer, Sean Samuels.
via Press Release
GIANTS is a scripted drama digital series starring Bland, along with child star Vanessa Baden Kelly (“Kenan & Kel,” “Rosewood”) and newcomer Sean Samuels. The show follows three Black millennials nearing the end of their 20s. As they approach age 30, each battle their own inner giants as tougher obstacles of adulthood await. The stakes have never been higher. GIANTS takes things a step further than the typical coming of age story by pushing new boundaries of very real issues including mental health, sexual identity, religious skepticism and grave methods of economic survival.
Check out the trailer below.
Look at Vanessa all grown up!
As millennials, or anyone about to reach their thirtieth birthday we can definitely relate to the hopes, struggles, and fears each of these characters is dealing with. The final days of your twenties are wrought with “giant” sized questions of what am I doing with my life? What is happening to my dreams? Is it too late to make something of myself? We are glad someone was able to put this film. That “a little over a quarter life crisis” is real!
We love the digital series format too. Similar to web series, it will maximize its access and only widen its audience. This is definitely a series we will be watching AND reviewing so be sure to check back here later for more on this awesome series! you can catch Giants on Wednesdays on YouTube beginning Wednesday, January 25 at 8 PM EST! What do you guys think of the trailer? Sound off in our comments section below!
Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning