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Cole Brown’s Greyboy: Finding Blackness In A White World Lands An ABC TV Series Development Deal

What a dream come true this is! It still astounds me to think that what began as a college essay a few years ago has made it all the way to ABC. No duo I’d rather work with to bring Greyboy to life than @yarashahidi & @chocolatemommyluv Let’s get to work!

Cole Brown On His Instagram

 

Mother-daughter production team, Keri and Yara Shahidi are developing Cole Brown‘s debut GREYBOY: FINDING BLACKNESS IN A WHITE WORLD for an ABC television series, Deadline announced yesterday. Brown shared his excitement on Instagram. Can’t wait to see who they cast as Cole. Adding this story about, “Black kids who grow up in white spaces, living at an intersection of race and class that many doubt exists” to my TBR list before the series airs. That’s for sure.

 

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🤎Greyboy🤎 HONORED to bring @coletdbrown ‘s incredible & nuanced telling of our stories as brown folx on to screens w/ my PARTNER IN CRIME @chocolatemommyluv ! The work of displaying and celebrating the ENTIRE spectrum of our humanity continues to feel more prescient.

 

—Keri Shahidi On Her Instagram

 

 

 

|HEAD DOWN & KEEP PUSHING| I am honored to share our next #7thsunproductions project alongside the emerging, powerful voice of @coletdbrown ✨ Work feels like joy when I’m in it with my mini-twin @yarashahidi 🙌🏾 #tellourstories 🤎 

—Keri Shahidi On Her Instagram

 

 

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Greyboy: Finding Blackness In A White World Synopsis from Simon & Schuster:

An honest and courageous examination of what it means to navigate the in-between
 
Cole has heard it all before—token, bougie, oreo, Blackish—the things we call the kids like him. Black kids who grow up in white spaces, living at an intersection of race and class that many doubt exists. He needed to get far away from the preppy site of his upbringing before he could make sense of it all. Through a series of personal anecdotes and interviews with his peers, Cole transports us to his adolescence and explores what it’s like to be young and in search of identity. He digs into the places where, in youth, a greyboy’s difference is most acutely felt: parenting, police brutality, Trumpism, depression, and dating, to name a few.
 
Greyboy: Finding Blackness in a White World asks an important question: What is Blackness? It also provides the answer: Much more than you thought, dammit.

 

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