The drama series, Long Slow Exhale, will premiere exclusively on Spectrum Originals (on-demand, free and without ads) on April 4. From Paramount Television Studios and Made Up Stories, the 12-episode series will make three new episodes available every week for four weeks until the finale premieres on Monday, Apr. 25. The first teaser dropped today. Last year, it was announced that BET would have the second viewing window following a 9-month exclusive run on Spectrum.
The series stars Rose Rollins (The L Word, The Catch), Josh Lucas (Ford v Ferrari, Yellowstone) and Ian Harding (Chicago Med, Pretty Little Liars). The drama chronicles the life of women’s basketball as it follows J.C. Abernathy (Rollins), “a successful head coach of a competitive women’s college basketball team who finds herself in the middle of a potentially career-shattering sexual abuse scandal,” an official press release notes. “As she tries to find the truth among the many secrets she uncovers, she is forced to make hard decisions that will affect her, her family and the team of female athletes who all rely on her. Lucas will play Hillman Ford, athletic director of the university and Harding will play assistant coach Eddie Hagen.”
The series also stars Samantha Bartow, Shalini Bathina, Lyriq Bent, Tony Gonzalez, Famke Janssen, Erin Croom, Brittney Elena, Enajite Esegine, Carmen Flood, Isabella Star LaBlanc, Anabella Raye and Jazmine Stewart.
Pam Veasey (L.A.’s Finest, CSI: NY) is the show’s creator, showrunner, and executive producer. Anton Cropper (L.A.’s Finest, Black-ish) serves as a director and executive producer, and John Dove (L.A.’s Finest, Chicago P.D). Bruna Papandrea (Big Little Lies, The Undoing) and Casey Haver (Tell Me Your Secrets) are executive producers for Made Up Stories.
Watch the teaser below: