Laurence Fishburne’s Cinema Gypsy Productions and Larenz Tate’s TateMen Entertainment gear up to release the second season of the audio-scripted series BRONZEVILLE, which chronicles the lives of players in the numbers game and illuminates the self-sustaining African-American community of Chicago’s Bronzeville. Both Fishburne and Tate produce, direct and voice the series. The series, written by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Josh Olson, includes a star-studded cast of big screen veterans, such as Tika Sumpter, Mekhi Phifer, Kyla Pratt, Lavar Burton, Justin Kirk, Lalah Hathway, Harold Perrineau, Skeet Ulrich, Lahmard Tate, Barton Fitzpatrick, Affion Crockkett and a long list of other notables.
The six-episode audio series premieres on March 16th and continues to explore the mysterious death of Everett (played by Wood Harris). The Copeland family, Curtis Randolph (Laurence Fishburne) and Jimmy Tillman (Larenz Tate) now have to deal with the fallout from a heinous crime that reaches all the way to the mayor’s office, and threatens to burn Bronzeville to the ground. With the arrival of a new mob boss who’s got his eyes set on their numbers racket, the future of the Copeland empire and Bronzeville is now in jeopardy.
“Fans will be captivated by the rich storytelling and transported into an intriguing time in history that is reflective of both pain and pride,” shared Fishburne.
“We’re experiencing a new Black Renaissance, and BRONZEVILLE offers another creative platform to tell rich stories of Black history and Black culture,” says Larenz Tate. “Season 2 BRONZEVILLE sheds light on a different perspective of the Black experience in the early 1940s.”
Fishburne and Tate, with their respective production companies, Cinema Gypsy and TateMen Entertainment, have teamed up with DAX US/Global, a digital audio ad sales company, to produce season 2. Led by Larrance “Rance” Dopson and James Fauntlroy, Grammy-award winning songwriters, musicians and music producers, 1500 OR NOTHIN, will serve as the music producers for the series. KC Wayland, award-winning writer, producer, editor and director, will also produce the series with his company Wayland Productions.
The podcast is available every Tuesday on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and several other digital platforms. Fans can follow and contribute to the conversation via social, @bronzevilleshow on Instagram.