Harlem | Comedy renewed for third series at Amazon Prime Video

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Comedy drama Harlem has been renewed for a third series at Amazon Prime, and here are the details.

Writer Tracy Oliver made her name writing a series of comedy features with Black-ish creator Kenya Barris, including 2016 sequel Barbershop: The Next Cut, the wonderful Girls Trip, a film starring Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish, which flew under the radar in 2017 and is well worth seeking out, and 2019’s Little. Oliver most recently penned a television adaptation of First Wives Club, which ran for three series, and last year’s comedy horror The Blackening.

She then went on to create single camera comedy Harlem, which, reports Variety, has just been renewed for a third series at Amazon Prime. While the setup is nothing new – the series follows four friends who met at University in New York, and subsequently have to support each other through the trials and tribulations of adulthood – what makes the show shine is the combination of Oliver’s snappy writing and the chemistry shared between the cast of characters, which includes Camille (Meagan Good), Tye (Jerrie Johnson), Quinn (Grace Byers) and Angie (Shonique Shandai).

Speaking about the recommission, Oliver said, “The only thing more fun than making season two of Harlem was getting to travel across the country and watch it with our fans! Thanks to everyone who showed up to support and watched it at home! We’re so grateful for all the love and can’t wait to bring you an even juicier season three.”

Oliver is also reportedly working on a follow up to Girls Trip. In the last update in January, Oliver confirmed that all four main cast members would be returning, and that the sequel would be set in Ghana, with the ladies attending the iconic Afrochella festival. It has not yet been confirmed whether director Malcolm D. Lee or co-writer Barris will return.

Both series of Harlem are currently available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

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