Just two weeks after the drama premiered on Starz to a rare 100 percent approval rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes and setting a record or the most-viewed series premiere on the streaming app, Katori Hall’s P-Valley will return to the cable network for a second season!
“ P-Valley has quickly become this summer’s newest must-see television series as critics and audiences alike are taken up by the authentic and compelling characters that make The Pynk come alive,” Christina Davis, president of original programming, said in a statment. “Katori has delivered a provocative drama that looks beyond the glitz and into the hearts and minds of these fully realized and compelling characters, exploring them through a female gaze that invites the audience to take a walk in their stilettos. We know Katori has a lot of incredible stories to tell and a lot in store for these women in a second season.”
Premiering on July 12 on Starz and the Starz app, the series set a new record on the app for the most viewed series premiere at 17 percent above the previous record holder, also seeing a growth in viewership by 37 percent across its first three episode, ranking as the No. 1 new premium series with African-American viewers and is in the top five of all premium series among African-American households.
Created by Katori Hall, the series is set down deep in the Mississippi Delta, where lies an oasis of grit and glitter in a rough patch of human existence where beauty can be hard to find. This Southern-fried, hour-long drama tells the kaleidoscopic story of a “little strip club that could” and the big characters who come through its doors — the hopeful, the lost, the broken, the ballers, the beautiful and the damned. Trap music meets film noir in this lyrical and atmospheric series that dares to ask what happens when small-town folk dream beyond the boundaries of the Piggly Wiggly and the pawnshop.
Alongside Evans, the cast for the series includes Nicco Annan ( Claws ), Shannon Thornton ( Power ), Elarica Johnson ( A Discovery of Witches ), J. Alphonse Nicholson ( Just Mercy ), Parker Sawyers ( Southside with You ), Brandon Gilpin ( High Maintenance ) and Morocco Omari ( 21 Bridges ).
The series proudly features the work of all-women directors, including award-winning music video director Karena Evans (Drake: “Nice for What,” SZA: “Garden”), who directed the premiere episode, as well as Kimberly Peirce ( Boys Don’t Cry ), Millicent Shelton ( 30 Rock ), Tamra Davis ( Single Ladies ), Geeta V. Patel ( Superstore ), Tasha Smith ( Black Lightning ), Sydney Freeland ( Grey’s Anatomy ) and Barbara Brown ( Scream Queens ).