The Other Black Girl adaptation

The Other Black Girl Adaptation (2023): Everything We Know So Far About The Exciting New Series

The upcoming The Other Black Girl adaptation has some high expectations to go along with how loved the book was.
Zakiya Dalila Harris worked in publishing before leaving to write this debut novel, which is probably why the world of the story feels so real. And why the horror thriller elements feel so suspenseful!
 
This is going to be a fun fall release just in time for everyone to get into the spooky season mood.
 
Don’t forget to check out the masterlist of all the EWKSF adaptation posts here on Alison in Libraryland!
 
This page was updated: 5/10/24
 

About The Book:

Get Out meets The Stepford Wives in this electric debut about the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publishing.
Twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers is tired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books. Fed up with the isolation and microaggressions, she’s thrilled when Harlem-born and bred Hazel starts working in the cubicle beside hers. They’ve only just started comparing natural hair care regimens, though, when a string of uncomfortable events elevates Hazel to Office Darling, and Nella is left in the dust.
 
Then the notes begin to appear on Nella’s desk: LEAVE WAGNER. NOW.
 
It’s hard to believe Hazel is behind these hostile messages. But as Nella starts to spiral and obsess over the sinister forces at play, she soon realizes that there’s a lot more at stake than just her career.
A whip-smart and dynamic thriller and sly social commentary that is perfect for anyone who has ever felt manipulated, threatened, or overlooked in the workplace, The Other Black Girl will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last twist.
 
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Current Production Status:

Completed with the full series released.
 

The Other Black Girl Adaptation Timeline:

A bidding war was held, and won by Hulu, in early 2020. This was over a year before the book was then published in June 2021. Author Zakiya Dalila Harris then worked on co-writing a pilot with Rashida Jones.
 
In August 2022 Hulu gave the project a full series order. Casting was revealed in late Fall 2022 as the series began principal photography. Filming then wrapped in February 2023.
A release date for September was announced in July 2023 along with first look photos.
The first trailer was released in mid-August.
 
After exploring a potential second season, it was announced in May 2024 that the series had been cancelled.
 

Where Can I Watch The Series/Movie?

All episodes are currently available to watch on Hulu.
 

Reception:

The show currently has a 86% tomatometer and 50% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. 6.8/10 on IMDb.
 

Who Owns The Rights:

Hulu won the bidding war for the rights in large part because of their overall deal with Tara Duncan (Orange Is The New Black). They will also handle distribution of the series through their streaming service.
 

Who Is Attached:

Sinclair Daniel (Insidious: The Red Door) is set to star in the lead role.
Ashleigh Murray (Riverdale), Karina Willis, Kate Owens, and Alyshia Ochse (Days Of Our Lives) have all joined the cast in supporting roles.
 

Filming Locations:

The series was filmed on a studio in Atlanta, Georgia.
 

Estimated Release:

The full series is scheduled to release on September 13th, 2023.
 

 

Previous mentions on AiLL:

This project is featured in the 2023 Books To Screen Adaptations masterlist!
 

Other Adaptations From This Author:

This is Zakiya Dalila Harris’ first and only novel so far which means there are no other works to be adapted yet!
 
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~Alison

The Other Black Girl adaptation

The Other Black Girl Adaptation (2023): Everything We Know So Far About The Exciting New Series

 
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