A first glimpse of the new series The Kings of Napa was released, highlighting the drama ahead of its season premiere on Jan.11 at 8 p.m. ET / PT on OWN.
The Kings of Napa is screenwriter and executive producer Janine Sherman Barrois (Claws, Self-Made: Inspired by the Life of Madame CJ Walker) and Warner Bros. Television.
The series details the drama at the House of Kings vineyard in Napa. California, owned by the Kings, an ambitious African-American family whose wealth and status bring them to the pages of design magazines and the pages of society. The wine business has brought success and fame to the family. But following the sudden exit of the patriarch of the company, his three children must fight for the reins of the kingdom.
The show stars Ebonée Noel (FBI, Castaway), who plays August King, the middle brother and marketing genius of the family, passionate about wine and always looking for new ways to grow his business.
Rance Nix (Zero problem, avenue d’Amsterdam) plays Dana King, the older brother and savvy CFO of the winery. Karen LeBlanc (Ransom, Jack Ryan) plays Vanessa King, the matriarch of the family who gave up her career to help run the cellar in Napa with her husband, Reginald King, played by Isiah Whitlock Jr. (The thread, Da 5 Bloods).
King Yaani Mondschein (The prince and I, the saving grace) plays Bridgette Pierce, the cousin of the King siblings who works as a Vineyard Manager for House of Kings wine. Ashlee Brian (The quarantine version, family reunion) plays Christian King, the younger brother with swag who runs the winery’s bottling facility, but has little knowledge of grape cultivation. Devika Parikh (Grey’s Anatomy, Aquaman “) stars as August’s aunt Melanie Pierce, who is now back in the United States with a firestorm that threatens to change the King family forever.
The Kings of Napa is produced for OWN by Harpo Films in association with Warner Bros. Television. Sherman Barrois is showrunner and executive producer alongside Michelle Listenbee Brown (Love Is__, real Hollywood husbands) and Oprah Winfrey. Oscar winner Matthew A. Cherry (Hair love) directs the first two episodes of the series.