Diarra Kilpatrick is best known for her work as creator and protagonist of the acclaimed series American Koko, produced by Viola Davis and producer Julius Tennon, her husband, through their company JuVEe Productions.
For those who haven’t heard of American Koko, here’s the synopsis of the show:
“Akosua Millard, codenamed “Koko”, investigates and solves sticky racial situations in a post-racial America as a member of the E.A.R. Agency (Everybody’s A little bit Racist). As she and her team of specialists tackle cases, she herself is trying to reconcile the trauma of her past that has led to outbursts of her Angry Black Woman syndrome. It gets in the way of her work…and more importantly, her dating life as her latest boyfriend may be the downfall to her and the agency.”
American Koko premiered its second season on Amazon back on June 19, also known as Juneteenth, a date that commemorates the abolition of slavery in Texas (June 19, 1865), a date both Viola Davis and her husband found appropriate for premiere season two of the show.
But that’s not everything Diarra is been doing for the last couple of years as, back when American Koko was announced, she announced that she was working on another series with Amazon and Mark Gordon.
That series was The Climb, a Detroit-set comedy that follows the life of an office assistant who seeks an extraordinary life through internet fame. The show will be produced by The Mark Gordon Company, with Christina Lee as showrunner and Chris Robinson as director, both of them on the first episode.
“We’re excited about, and committed to, telling diverse and risky stories from the best storytellers in the world,” said Amazon Studios’ head of comedy, drama and VR Joe Lewis.
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The Climb is set to premiere on Amazon on November 10th, 2017.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter.