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New SVOD Service Titled BLK PRIME Announces A New Original Series: ‘hella-Oakland’

Posted Jun 21, 2018

BLK PRIME, the Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service available worldwide, has signed Kimberly Adair Clark, who is the voice of Honey in the Incredibles movie, and Joe Torry, (“HBO’s Def Comedy Jam 25”, “Poetic Justice”) as lead actors for a new on-demand web series sitcom, ‘hella-Oakland.

Kimberly Adair Clark’s fans will have an opportunity to see her for the first time on  BLK PRIME’S COO, LaLene Shepherd, says Clark is the perfect addition to the BLK talent list, “We are thrilled to work with Kimberly Adair Clark. She aligns with our mission of presenting diverse talent, programming, content, and partnerships.” Joe Torry’s dedicated fans have been following him for decades. Now they will get to see his authentic comedic views on the BLK PRIME network.  

Long associated with the Bay Area, the name hella-Oakland is authentic to the community of Oakland.

‘hella-Oakland is a quick-witted, half-hour ensemble comedy that takes a satirical look at relationships, family, race, gender and gentrification in modern America. After 35 years together, Kim Barnes, (Kimberly Adair Clark), and Harry Barnes, (Joe Torry), find their marriage staring down the barrel of divorce. Like their marriage, the Oakland community that they’ve known all of their lives is at risk of disappearing, the victim of gentrification. Kim and Harry must navigate history, hurt, real love and disappointment to figure out what the future holds. They join friends and family in an attempt to keep it real and hold their own, while integrating with outsiders who are unfamiliar with the ways of Oakland. Barbecue Becky anyone?

Production starts July, 2018.

BLK PRIME is available on Roku, and Apple TV streaming services.  The video Over the Top, (OTT) subscription service is a metric and analytical driven business.  The (SVoD) service is providing entertainment in a variety of genres to viewers worldwide, filling a void in offering diverse entertainment to viewers around the world 24 hours a day.  

BLK PRIME is currently working on providing even more entertainment options and has been purchasing content to give their domestic and international audiences thousands of hours of diverse content.   

“I could not be more excited with where the company is today. We have connected with incredible directors, writers and influencers to expand our content and to reach people who are looking for more colorful content,” says Shepherd.  



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