Pride: The Series is making some bold changes in advance of its newly announced third season.
The thought-provoking digital series Pride: The Series has announced the hiring of two award-winning writers. Scott C. Sickles and Maryam Myika Day join the series for its third season, and the show's creator promises a new artistic direction.
Sickles, an LBGT writer of Asian descent with 30-plus years of experience in the writing field, will serve as head writer. Soap fans will recognize Scott as a four-time Writers Guild of America Awards winner as part of the writing team of General Hospital. He's also racked up seven Daytime Emmy nominations for his work on GH and One Life to Live.
"I was especially intrigued by how the first season centered around Pride Day 2013, then went back and forth in time, telling the story of these characters' lives like a neo noir puzzle. Likewise, the new season revolves around World Pride Day 2019," Sickle noted. "Six years later, the characters have grown up, their relationships have evolved, and the world has changed... in good ways and bad. We're looking forward to more romance and sex for these characters, as well as more politically charged stories that reflect the challenges LGBT people and our allies face in these troubling times."
Sickles' play Nonsense and Beauty receives its world premiere at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis in March.
Day, a Telly Award-winning producer, joins the Pride team as breakdown writer. She appeared in a supporting role in the feature film Smartass. Her writing efforts landed her a partnership with MarVista Entertainment for her TV movie On the Line, the story of the first African American Radio City Music Hall Rockette, and she penned the untold story of Tammi Terrell for the Mountain High.
"Our passion is to reflect through our art the times we are in," Day added. "Pride: The Series is a reflection of the unique timing of the absolute freedom of voice, agency and action we now see in the LGBTQ community. Pride is a reminder to us all of our responsibility to show up, be present, and exact who we are and to continue to fight to let our voices be free."
The new writers will be introducing new, engaging storylines with fresh, seductive characters in Pride's upcoming season. But there will still be a lot of familiar faces, including Ilene Kristen (Roxy, One Life to Live) and Lauren B. Martin (Camille, As the World Turns).
The first and second season of Pride are available on Amazon Prime. The first season is also available on PrideTheSeries.com.
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