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Revenge of the Black Best Friend is a brand new CBC Gem original comedy series from award-winning playwright, host, producer, and CBC personality Amanda Parris, puts a spotlight – and surreal twist – on the familiar tropes, stereotypes and typecasting that’s been forced on Black actors.

The entire six-part series debuted on the free CBC Gem streaming service on Thursday, March 31, 2022.

It also had its international premiere as an official selection in the Short Form competition at the prestigious Cannes International Series Festival (Canneseries) April 1-6, 2022.

From dismissed divas to sidelined superheroes, the series follows Dr. Toni Shakur (played by The Porter’s Oluniké Adeliyi), a self-help guru whose mission is to cancel the entertainment industry’s reliance on token Black characters…that is before she gets cancelled herself. This highly irreverent series is partially inspired by Robert Townsend’s iconic ‘80s spoof Hollywood Shuffle, and is in the spirit of contemporary offerings like AtlantaRandom Acts of Flyness and Sorry to Bother You.

Revenge of the Black Best Friend is directed by Thyrone Tommy, Ian Keteku and Jerome Kruin. Motion (Co-Executive Producer, Writer) and Julian De Zotti (Executive Producer) are also part of the production team. It stars Oluniké Adeliyi, Cara Ricketts, Araya Mengesha, Dwain Murphy, Ashton James, Julian De Zotti and Jenny Young with special appearances from Andrea Lewis, Tyrone Edwards and Mark Strong.

Recently, we spoke with Olunike Adeliyi (Dr. Toni Shakur), Ashton James, Ian Keteku and Jerome Kruin from the show.

During our conversation, they talked about:

– How did they get involved in the project
– What drove them to this project
– Olunike’s character
– How was their first day on set like
– Could they relate with personal experiences while working on this series
– A special moment you had during the production
– Their message to melanate and non-melanated people

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Dr. Vibe
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