Author: Joycelynn Okezie
Following on the heels of the announcement that Seeka.TV had entered into an exclusive production arrangement with multi-hyphenate Alonge Hawes, an announcement has been made that the fruit of the agreement will manifest in a new dramatic series, titled Black On Both Sides.
While plot details are being kept strictly under wraps, Seeka.tv has confirmed that the half-hour series will have an 8 episode order to premiere on the platform later this year. A mysterious 30-second teaser was also released to accompany the announcement. Alonge Hawes will write, direct, and serve as show-runner for the series as well as produce alongside returning collaborators Shani Hawes, Cordarol Sanders, Jamal Mcclendon, and Rodderick Fedd. Jairus Burks will also return as Cinematographer for the series.
Alonge Hawes is best known as the creator and star of the web series Blue Collar Hustle, the second season of which premiered at number 1 on both Seeka.tv and KweliTV’s list of most-watched series. Blue Collar Hustle’s second season was also named Best Web Series by the Oniros Film Awards as well as Best Returning Series by the Minnesota Webfest.
Seeka.TV, which was founded by a team of entrepreneurs including cofounders of the Dell acquisition Enstratius, is a next-generation curated platform providing access to the most popular and critically acclaimed independent web series around the globe. The platform boasts a lineup of over 500 episodes across more than 50 shows. Seeka.tv offers free viewership through both its online source as well as apps available through iOS, Apple TV, Android, Roku, and Amazon Fire.