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Starz Greenlights ‘P-Valley’-Inspired Docuseries From Series Creator Katori Hall & Star Nicco Annan

Starz has greenlit Down in the Valley, a documentary series inspired by the hit series P-Valley from executive producers Katori Hall and Nicco Annan. Hall is the creator of P-Valley and Annan has starred as Uncle Clifford since the show’s inception. The project will debut later this year.

Hosted by Annan, the six-half-hour episode series will take viewers on a tantalizing tour of the Deep South, unveiling a complex South that is equal parts poignant, joyful and magical, Starz said in a release. Additionally, Annan is set to be “immersed in the people, sensuality, music, culture and stories of the South. From strip clubs to sex workshops, rap performances, and ancient hoodoo rituals, Annan, as well as the audience, will experience it all.”

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Down in the Valley will “pull back the curtain on the surprising but always intriguing people and places that make the Deep South a place where anything can happen and usually does.” Emmy and Peabody award-winning executive producer Shoshana Guy serves as showrunner.

“I can’t wait for ya’ll to get a taste of this fiercely unpredictable, deep-dive dance into Southern culture. It’s a black mirror of sorts,” said Annan in a statement. “Going through the experience of watching ‘Down in the Valley,’ the audience will immerse and connect with culture beyond the narrow lens of their everyday neighborhoods, and see through a mirrored reflection the forgotten Black American South like never before. Down In The Valley… it is what it is!!!”

 P-Valley is an hour-long drama that tells the story of the little strip club that could and the big characters who come through its doors – the hopeful, the lost, the broken, the ballers, the beautiful and the damned.

P-Valley has authentically captured Southern Black culture in our fictional world of Chuccalisa and piqued the curiosity of our Pynk Posse to learn more,” said Kathryn Busby, President of Original Programming for Starz. Down in the Valley is a natural companion to our hit scripted series and we’re thrilled to be working again with Nicco as he invites audiences for a cultural exchange and understanding of the real South. Viewers will be captivated by the parallels drawn between the real-life experiences of Southern communities and the compelling narratives Katori shares in P-Valley.

Down in the Valley is produced by Zero Point Zero for Starz. Emmy and Peabody award winners, Lydia Tenaglia and Chris Collins, will serve as executive producers along with Emmy Award-winner Jared Andrukanis as co-executive producer on behalf of Zero Point. Alice Dickens Koblin, Senior Vice President of Unscripted Programming and Karen Bailey, Executive Vice President of Programming, will oversee the series on behalf of Starz.

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