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‘A House Divided’: UMC (Urban Movie Channel) Expands Scripted Slate with Multi-generational Family Saga

Demetria McKinney, Paula Jai Parker, Brad James and Lawrence Hilton Jacobs Set as Leads

SILVER SPRING, Md.March 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Following the second season renewal of its hit original series, Craig Ross Jr.’s Monogamy,” UMC (Urban Movie Channel) – the first and leading streaming service for Black film and television from AMC Networks’ RLJ Entertainment – announced today a new multi-generational family drama from Dan Garcia, the creator of UMC’s officially Daytime Emmy nominated series “Bronx SIU.”

Currently in the beginning stages of production, the new series will star Demetria McKinney (Freeform’s “Motherland,” Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne”), Paula Jai Parker (“Ray Donovan,” “True Blood”), Lawrence Hilton Jacobs (“The Jacksons: An American Dream”), Brad James (Syfy’s “Superstition,” Tyler Perry’s “For Better or Worse”) Sy Richardson (ABC’s “Pushing Daisies”), and Art Evans (Die Hard 2Fright Night). The series is slated for a summer 2019 premiere.

“A House Divided” follows the direct descendants of Letty Sanders, an enslaved woman who after arriving in Los Angelesin 1821, grew to become the wealthiest Black woman in the newly formed city. Centering on the present-day members of the highly esteemed Sanders family, Cameran Sanders has raised his three children in opulent wealth. After the sudden passing of his wife amidst a brewing government investigation into the business dealings of the family-owned bank, a new woman emerges from the shadows determined to be the next Mrs. Cameran Sanders. As secrets are uncovered and scandals emerge, the Sanders family will be forced to band together for the sake of their survival or risk the ultimate demise of their long-standing legacy.

“A thrilling tale of scandal and secrecy paired with core values of love, loyalty, and family unity, ‘A House Divided’ brings a mixture of excitement and intrigue that is sure to make for an exceptionally addictive drama,” said Nikki Love, VP of Development & Production for UMC. “We are excited to be working with Dan Garcia again on another project that we hope audiences will fall in love with while holding on to the edge of their seats.”

“We are very excited to create this new project in collaboration with the UMC team,” said show creator Dan Garcia. I set out to create an alluring, multifaceted drama with the story of the Sanders family and despite their many flaws, tragic losses, and setbacks…there is still a special bond that holds them together. That connection, I believe, is what makes this story so compelling.”


About UMC (Urban Movie Channel)
UMC (Urban Movie Channel) is the first and largest subscription streaming service dedicated to Black film and television from AMC Networks’ privately-owned subsidiary, RLJ Entertainment. UMC displays fresh original series, feature films, documentaries, stage plays and other popular Black entertainment with new and exclusive content added every week. Watch UMC on iOS, Apple TV, Android, Amazon Prime Video Channels, Comcast’s Xfinity On Demand, Roku, Amazon Fire TV & Fire TV Stick. At www.UMC.tv, UMC offers a free 7-day trial and thereafter is just $4.99/month or $49.99/year. Keep up with UMC on Facebook at Facebook.com/UrbanMovieChannel and on Twitter/Instagram @WatchUMC.

About RLJ Entertainment
A privately-owned subsidiary of AMC Networks, RLJ Entertainment, Inc. is a premium digital channel company serving distinct audiences primarily through its popular OTT branded channels, Acorn TV (British TV) and UMC (Urban Movie Channel), which have rapidly grown through development, acquisition, and distribution of its exclusive rights to a large library of international and British dramas, independent feature films and urban content. RLJE’s titles are also distributed in multiple formats including broadcast and pay television, theatrical and non-theatrical, DVD, Blu-ray, and a variety of digital distribution models (including EST, VOD, SVOD and AVOD) in North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Additionally, through Acorn Media Enterprises, its UK development arm, RLJE commissions and co-produces new programs and owns 64% of Agatha Christie Limited. For more information, please visit RLJENTERTAINMENT.COMACORN.TV, and UMC.TV


SOURCE RLJ Entertainment, Inc.

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