Ambitious was created by Jamey Giddens and produced by Will Packer, this show is a multigenerational family saga that explores love, power, and politics in Atlanta. It centers around lawyer Stephanie Carlisle (Robin Givens), the wife of Atlanta Mayor Evan Lancaster (Brian J White), and her rivalry with Amara Hughes (Essence Atkins), a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office who has just arrived in Atlanta with her husband, Titus (Kendrick Cross). Stephanie and Amara used to be best friends who find themselves combatants in both their personal and professional lives. Stephanie’s ambitious husband, Evan Lancaster, dreams of being Georgia’s first African-American governor and will do anything to get there. Amara’s husband, Titus, is the in-house counsel for a big pharmaceutical company fighting a class-action suit brought by Stephanie’s powerful family.
We sat down with the cast at this years American Black Film Festival where the cast gave us small bread crumbs of what we can except from this new series. If you have caught the first two episodes then you know it is full of lies, cheating, and scandal!
With some of the main characters being in the game so long and my millennial generation basically growing up watching these African American actors and actresses, we have to ask how he is competing with all these new Instagram stars. Because in the past couple of years we have seen more and more Instagram celebrities get cast in more movies and tv shows just because of their following and not because of their acting skills.
Catch the show on the Own network every Tuesday and catch the full interview below:
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