Lee Daniels and Karin Gist have joined Fox’s “Our Kind of People,” a drama that has been in the works at the network since 2017 — with Wendy Calhoun, who was originally set to write and executive produce — exiting the potential series, an individual with knowledge of the situation tells TheWrap.
Inspired by Lawrence Otis Graham’s non-fiction book of the same name, “Our Kind of People” tells the story of single mom Angela Vaughn who risks it all and moves her family to Martha’s Vineyard with hopes of taking her natural hair care line to the next level by infiltrating the African American elite in Oak Bluffs. But she soon discovers a secret about her past that just might change her position and shake up her life and this influential community forever.
Gist will now write the script and executive produce with Daniels, Pam Williams and Marc Velez executive producing for Lee Daniels Entertainment. Jay Weisleder, Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Rodney Ferrell and Montrel McKay are also executive producers.
The project, which received a script commitment at Fox in September 2017, hails from 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Entertainment, as well as Lee Daniels Entertainment, Propagate, Electus (a Propagate company) and TheGistOfIt Productions.