Starz has put a multi-generational family drama into development that’s coming from Queen Sugar writer Davita Scarlett and Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine.

The description: Kin follows three generations of women who are thrust together when their dynamic and controversial matriarch moves back to town. The series is a compelling and complex exploration of racial identity, integrity and the notion that blood is thicker than water.

“The opportunity to work in partnership with Davita Scarlett as well as Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine on this series is serendipitous,” said Carmi Zlotnik, President of Programming for Starz. “Hello Sunshine puts women at the forefront of the stories they are telling, and that fits perfectly into Starz’ overall programming strategy to offer compelling content that appeals to female audiences.”

“Davita has written a script that is utterly original, complex and incredibly nuanced. She deftly explores issues around identity and the secrets family members keep to protect themselves and one another,” says Witherspoon. “I’m so excited to team up with Starz to bring these strong, memorable female characters to life on screen.

Aside from Queen Sugar, Scarlett has also written on ABC’s The Family and NBC’s Constantine. 

Projects produced by Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine include HBO’s Big Little Lies, the upcoming Hulu drama Little Fires Everywhere starring Witherspoon and Kerry Washington and the upcoming Zendaya-led film, A White Lie. 



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