Amazon announces unscripted docuseries ‘Tampa Baes’
Los Angeles, July 20. Amazon Studios has given an order for “Tampa Baes”, an unscripted docuseries that will follow a group of young lesbian friends in Tampa Bay, Florida.
The show comes from 3 Ball Productions and is set for a premiere in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, India, Ireland and New Zealand later this year, Amazon said in a statement.
“The young lesbian ‘it-crowd’ navigating and celebrating life in Tampa Bay Florida’s LGBTQ+ hub and the place to see and be seen. Always ready for an adventure or a good party, this group of loyal friends and sometimes more than friends is ambitious and unapologetic while constantly battling stereotypes and labels,” the official description reads.
“With all eyes on these fun-loving women at this pivotal moment in their personal and professional lives, there’s not a challenge or hot-button issue they won’t tackle, even if it means getting real with each other,” it added.
The titular group of friends includes Ali Myers, Nelly Ramirez, Shiva Pishdad, Jordan Whitley, Marissa Gialousis, Summer Mitchell, Cuppie Bragg, Brianna Murphy, Haley Grable, Melanie Posner, Olivia Mullins and Mack McKenzie.
“Working on this show has been an incredible experience, and as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I’m thrilled this type of series can exist in the premium streaming space.
“The cast is truly dynamic, refreshing and unlike any I’ve worked with they certainly won’t disappoint! Viewers everywhere will be able to relate to them in one way or another, and I can’t wait for the world to fall in love with our ‘Tampa Baes’,” said showrunner Melissa Bidwell.
Vernon Sanders, Co-Head of Television at Amazon Studios, hailed “Tampa Baes” as “fun and celebratory”.
“In a world where there’s a dearth of content centering dynamic lesbian women, Amazon Studios is excited to bring this vibrant look at these women’s lives and give the world a real entry point to undoubtedly know and love them,” he added.
The show is executive produced by Reinout Oerlemans, Ross Weintraub, Jeff Altrock, Paul O’Malley and Melissa Bidwell. (Press Trust of India)
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