“Black Ink Crew” expands franchise west with “Black Ink Crew: Compton”
New series premieres Tuesday, July 30th at 9PM
NEW YORK, NY (JUNE 22, 2019) – “Black Ink Crew” makes its mark on California as VH1 expands the popular franchise with, “Black Ink Crew: Compton,” on Tuesday, July 30th with a two-hour premiere at 9PM ET/PT. “Black Ink Crew: Compton” follows Danny “KP” Kirkpatrick and his crew at ‘IAMCompton,’ the first-ever tattoo shop in Compton. Compton, known for its musical influence and iconic street art, is an artistic melting-pot ready for the newest tat crew to share their talent.
KP, famed tattoo artist and visionary, is bringing his team of artists into the community and are using their creative energy to make a change while creating a “safe zone” in the city he calls home.
At ‘IAMCompton,’ KP has assembled a dream team of tattoo artists, friends and new additions to build a trusted family at the shop that has become known as “a crew among gangs.” Their mission is to create a movement in Compton through their creative collective by celebrating the talent, passion and rich culture of the community. The crew is here to represent the city in a way that rises above the stereotypes and embraces the rich culture of Compton. The IAMCompton artists confront identity crisis and social conflicts by channeling their imagination into body art and comradery. But with the pressure to succeed and represent their home, will they reinvent their community or fall under pressure?
Meet the crew:
KP, is the self-proclaimed “Prince of Compton” whose passion for tattooing led to founding IAMCompton – inking those exact words on his own skin. He is known as an elite tattoo artist, having inked some of the biggest names in entertainment. With a new shop opening and television series on the way, KP and his long-time partner, Kyla Pratt, careers are at an all time high.
Lemeir hails from Philadelphia and knows what it takes to make it in a tough neighborhood, turning street knowledge into serious business acumen. His early ambitions led to the creation of “Happy Ice,” a successful food truck with a popular following. With a bright future ahead and his first child on the way, Lemeir is even more dedicated to accomplishing his goals with his high school sweetheart, Danielle, by his side.
Nessie is a tattooist, lyricist and muralist who’s friends with Lemeir from Philly. She’s moving to Compton to join the crew with big dreams of making a name for herself in the industry and shaking things up in the tattoo world’s male-dominated culture.
Ink Drippin was raised in Compton as a talented, free-spirited lothario who is very popular with the ladies. But behind his playboy image, he is a good guy at heart- coming back to Compton to help his sick mother. As a half Black and half Mexican man, Ink is discovering his heritage and looking to reconnect with his father who left the family when he was very young, while sharing his artistic talents with the crew.
Vudu Dahl is an apprentice and prodigy in the tattoo world. Raised outside of Seattle within a religious commune, Vudu was extremely sheltered from the outside world. After leaving her 13 siblings and parents, Vudu experimented with drugs and alcohol, but used tattooing to overcome her addiction. She is unlike any other artist in the shop and is bringing her unique vibe to Compton.
Tim is the I AM shop manager, KP’s cousin and right-hand man to the operation. Having protected KP on the football field in high school, he left his sports dreams behind to protect his cousin both in the streets and in business. He stays true to his Compton roots by maintaining relationships with friends who are involved in gang culture, while being devoted to taking the shop to the next level.
Barbie is the shop receptionist and a long-time friend of KP’s who sprinkles a whole lot of style, class and sass to the I AM team. Being a survivor of gun violence and domestic abuse, Barbie doesn’t let anything bring her down and always manages to come out on top.
Be sure to ‘like’ “Black Ink Crew” on Facebook, follow @BlackInkCrew on Twitter and Instagram and #BlackInkCompton to join the conversation.
“Black Ink Crew: Compton” is produced by VH1 and Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM Company.
Fuller House is closing down after Season 5, but the door is open on a prequel series, according to reports.
Speaking to ET, series actor John Stamos suggested that a Fuller House prequel series could follow the fifth season:
“There’s a lot of energy [amongst the cast]. I haven’t spoken about this at all. I’m not going to really, but there’s a lot of energy still with that show.
“There’s too much. There’s too much happiness that that show has brought for a lot of people. So it’s not going to go down easy.”
Set to release in late 2019, the fifth and final season of Fuller House will be split into two parts comprising nine episodes each.
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SYFY DEVELOPING SPINOFF OF POPULAR SERIES “KRYPTON,” FOCUSED ON DC CHARACTER LOBO
-Announcement comes on KRYPTON’s second season premiere date
SYFY confirms that it is developing LOBO (WT) with Warner Horizon Scripted Television.
Based on the characters from DC, this spinoff of SYFY’s KRYPTON (which premieres its second season tonight, June 12) tells the story of Lobo, a foul-mouthed, dangerous, irascible, intergalactic bounty hunter.
KRYPTON executive producer Cameron Welsh will serve as executive producer/writer.
LOBO (WT) joins previously-announced or confirmed SYFY scripted Development projects including CHUCKY, THE WOODS, NIGHT GALLERY, WAYWARD CHILDREN, THE RAVEN CYCLE and DEATH IS MY BFF – along with current pilots (FUTURE) CULT CLASSIC and CIPHER, both from UCP.
Cartoon Network Stacks Up More “We Bare Bears”
New Movie is in Production along with a Spinoff Series in Development
Cartoon Network is expanding the storytelling for its global hit and Emmy-nominated series, We Bare Bears with a new TV movie and spinoff series. Created by two-time Annie Award-winner Daniel Chong, We Bare Bears The Movie, is in production and a spinoff focused on the popular baby bear characters is in development at Cartoon Network Studios. Chong is attached as executive producer on both projects.
In We Bare Bears The Movie, fans will learn that best bros Grizz, Panda and Ice Bear have always had each other’s backs. When their love of food trucks and internet fame leads to unexpected mayhem, they must go on a wild, hilarious and dangerous adventure to escape a foe that threatens to tear them apart. The movie is slated to premiere in 2020.
The baby bears have amassed a large international fan base after appearing in several episodes of We Bare Bears and the untitled spinoff series will explore fresh and fun stories with the show’s most beloved characters.
We Bare Bears premiered in 2015 and, since its debut, has earned numerous awards including a BAFTA Children’s Award, a Jury Award for Best TV Series at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and several Annie Awards. Fans around the world, most notably in the APAC region, have embraced the show for its portrayal of Asian pop culture. The series follows three endearing bear siblings who are also best friends: Grizz (voiced by Eric Edelstein), Panda (voiced by Bobby Moynihan), and Ice Bear (voiced by Demetri Martin) who lean on one each another while trying to fit in and turn ordinary situations into laugh-out-loud funny moments.
FOX ORDERS NEW “9-1-1” SERIES, “9-1-1: LONE STAR,” STARRING ROB LOWE TO AIR DURING THE 2019-20 SEASON
New Installment of the Network’s #1 Drama
Series Created and Executive Produced by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear; Lowe Will Serve as Co-Executive Producer on the Series
FOX’S #1 drama, 9-1-1, expands its reach to the city of Austin, Texas, with new installment, 9-1-1: LONE STAR, starring Rob Lowe. The series will premiere during the 2019-2020 season on FOX.
“The beauty of having a hit drama like 9-1-1 from the genius minds of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear is it allows you to explore thrilling stories as told through an array of distinctive characters,” said Michael Thorn, President of Entertainment, FOX Entertainment. “In 9-1-1: LONE STAR, they’ve given us a special opportunity to expand the franchise into new territory – literally and figuratively — and we’re thrilled to have the incomparable Rob Lowe headline this new iteration when it joins our schedule next season.”
Lowe added, “Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear’s ability to make smart, unique, great television is unmatched. I’m elated to join this team.”
From 9-1-1 co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear, 9-1-1: LONE STAR follows a sophisticated New York cop (Lowe) who, along with his son, re-locates to Austin, and must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in his own life. Lowe will serve as co-executive producer on the series.
Rob Lowe’s iconic career spans four decades in film, television, and theater. He is also an acclaimed author. Rob has been nominated for two Emmys, six Golden Globes and four Screen Actors Guild awards in which he won two. He has starred in the ’80s classics St. Elmo’s Fire, About Last Night, and The Outsiders, as well as television classics such as The West Wing and Parks and Recreation. Rob’s incredibly diverse career also includes scene stealing work in Behind Candelabra, Austin Powers and Tommy Boy. His two memoirs, Stories I Only Tell My Friends and Love Life, are both New York Times Best Sellers. He has taken his first memoir and made it into a touring show called Stories I Only Tell My Friends LIVE, which has received rave reviews throughout the country and sold out in London. Over the last year, Rob’s projects include starring in and directing a remake of the four-time Academy Award nominated film, The Bad Seed; shooting Netflix’s Christmas in the Wild; hosting and producing FOX’s Mental Samurai, the thrilling new competition series and first-ever obstacle course for the mind; and most recently, playing high-flying U.S. cop “Bill Hixon,” in a six-part series for ITV, Wild Bill.
Lowe has been married to jewelry designer, Sheryl Lowe, since 1991. They have two sons, Matthew and Johnowen.
9-1-1: LONE STAR is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear are creators and executive producers on the series. Lowe will serve as a co-executive producer on the series.