OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Hulu have partnered to simultaneously broadcast the docuseries The Hair Tales from executive producers Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)l and Michaela Angela Davis (The Meaning of Mariah Carey), who created the series concept.
The series, produced by Joy Mill Entertainment, Culture House, Tetravision and Harpo Films, is billed as an exploration of Black women, beauty and identity through the lens of Black hair, as Ross and Davis connect the personal stories of Black women to broader societal and historical themes.
The series will begin production later this year for a 2022 premiere, available on cable via Discovery-owned net OWN and streaming via Hulu as a Hulu Original from the recently announced Onyx Collective.
It will also be available internationally as a Star Original on Disney+.
Duncan said in a statement: “From the moment Tracee and Michaela shared the idea for this series, I knew it would strike a chord with Black women and anyone who has ever been curious about the singular connection between our hair, our agency, our beauty and our identity. It’s incredibly exciting for Onyx Collective to bring this project, that is entirely produced by women of color, to Hulu and OWN.”
“As owners of a women, and women of color owned production company, The Hair Tales is a dream project. It unites our company’s values of paradigm shifting storytelling, centering creators with agency and authority, and creative excellence in a beautiful to watch and impactful to experience TV show,” added Nijhon and Twigg, founding partners, Culture House.
Photo: Tracee Ellis Ross courtesy OWN/YouTube