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Yvonne Orji to host reality dating series ‘Your Mom, My Dad’; Jayme Lawson, Masali Baduza join ‘The Woman King’


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Less than a month away from her hit HBO series Insecure‘s final season, Yvonne Orji has confirmed a new show on the network.

HBO announced Friday that Orji will host the new dating reality series Your Mom, My Dad, which centers on a group of single parents “nominated by their college-age kids for a second chance at love.” The parents will move into a house together to find dates, while their adult children watch their every move from a house down the street. A release date for Your Mom, My Dad hasn’t been announced yet.

In other news, Jayme Lawson, Masali Baduza and Hero Fiennes Tiffin are the latest stars to be added to the Gina Prince-Bythewood-directed feature The Woman King, Deadline has learned. As previously noted, the film, which also stars Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu and John Boyega, is inspired by real events that took place in the powerful African state of Dahomey in the 18th and 19th centuries. It centers on Nanisca, the general of an all-female military unit called the Amazons, and her daughter, Nawi, and their fight against the French and neighboring tribes who work to enslave their people. A release date for The Woman King has not been announced.

Finally, renowned choreographer Laurieann Gibson is taking her knowledge of dance to the streaming world. The Emmy-nominated director has signed a deal with fan-focused streaming aggregator Cinedigm to launch the Born Out of Passion Network — or BOP — a free, ad-supported VOD service. Described as a “definitive destination” for multigenerational and multicultural dance content, BOP’s slate will include licensed programming, scripted and unscripted original content, dance fitness workouts, and dance tutorials led by Gibson and other industry notables. Gibson will oversee the channel, which is slated to debut in 2022.

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