OWN, ONYX COLLECTIVE AND HULU ANNOUNCE UNPRECEDENTED PARTNERSHIP TO SIMULTANEOUSLY PREMIERE ORIGINAL DOCUSERIES ‘THE HAIR TALES’
From Executive Producers Tracee Ellis Ross and Michaela angela Davis, An Intimate and Authentic Series on the Connection between Black Women, Beauty and Identity Through the Lens of Black Hair
June 24, 2021
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Hulu announced today an unprecedented partnership to simultaneously broadcast a new docuseries, “The Hair Tales,” from executive producers Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”) and Michaela angela Davis ("The Meaning of Mariah Carey") who created the series concept. Produced by Joy Mill Entertainment, Culture House, Tetravision, and Harpo Films, “The Hair Tales” is an intimate exploration of Black women, beauty and identity through the distinctive lens of Black hair. Tara Duncan, Raeshem Nijhon, Carri Twigg, and Oprah Winfrey will also serve as executive producers. The series will begin production later this year for a 2022 premiere.
In a move to build a wide-reaching, multi-brand offering, “The Hair Tales” will be available in two places: on cable via OWN and streaming via Hulu as a Hulu Original docuseries from the recently announced Onyx Collective in the U.S. and internationally as a Star Original on Disney+, creating more ways to connect viewers with the content and brands they love on the platforms they choose.
In “The Hair Tales” narrators and real-life friends Tracee Ellis Ross and Michaela angela Davis, lead the audience through a revelatory journey of connecting the personal tales of phenomenal Black women to broader societal and historic themes. The stories shared in the series offer an honest and layered look into the complex culture of Black hair and ultimately Black women's identity, creativity, and contributions to society - all delivered with a rare mix of intelligence, humor, style, joy, and justice.