NEW YORK, NY — September 29, 2020 — WE tv announced today it has renewed two of its popular Thursday night original series – franchise hit “Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta,” and new series “Waka & Tammy: What the Flocka.” “Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta,” the second installment in the “Growing Up Hip Hop” franchise, was renewed for a fourth season, consisting of 10 one-hour episodes. “Waka & Tammy: What The Flocka,” which follows Hip Hop’s iconic sweethearts Waka Flocka Flame and his fiery wife Tammy Rivera, was renewed for a second season consisting of eight one-hour episodes. Both series are currently in production with rigorous safeguards in place to ensure the health and safety of the whole cast and crew amidst the challenges of COVID-19.
“We’re thrilled to renew both ‘Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta’ and ‘Waka & Tammy: What the Flocka’ for new seasons on WE tv and can’t wait for their new stories to unfold,” said Marc Juris, President of WE tv. “The strength of our Thursday night originals, led by our superstar talent and authentic, relatable storytelling, have helped make the network a top destination for viewers.”
“Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta” is executive produced by Tara Long, Mark Herwick and Gennifer Gardiner for Entertainment One (eOne) along with Shad Moss and Datari Turner. Turner’s Datari Turner Productions is co-producing the series. Lauren P. Gellert and Kari McFarland are the executive producers for WE tv.
“Waka & Tammy: What The Flocka” is produced by eOne with eOne’s Tara Long and Gennifer Gardiner serving as executive producers alongside Tammy Rivera-Malphurs, Jauquin Malphurs, Datari Turner, and Debra Antney. Lauren P. Gellert, Kari McFarland, and Ashley McFarlin Buie are executive producing for WE tv.
About WE tv
With compelling, can’t miss unscripted shows, WE tv’s programming is fueled by personalities and relationships filled with purpose and passion. WE tv welcomes everyone and creates an inclusive experience across all platforms: on TV, online, on demand, and social media, embracing how today’s digitally savvy, socially engaged audiences connect through content, using it as a catalyst to drive conversation and build community. WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister channels include AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV.
Entertainment One Ltd. (eOne) is a talent-driven independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. As part of global play and entertainment company Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS), eOne’s expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales; family programming, merchandising and licensing; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its extensive reach and scale, and a deep commitment to high-quality entertainment, eOne unlocks the power and value of creativity.
eOne brings to market both original and existing content, sourcing IP from Hasbro’s portfolio of 1500+ brands, and through a diversified network of creative partners and eOne companies including: international feature film distribution company Sierra/Affinity; Amblin Partners with DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; Makeready with Brad Weston; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Daisybeck, Blackfin and Whizz Kid Entertainment; live entertainment leaders Round Room Live; world-class music companies Audio Network, Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning emerging content and technology studio Secret Location.
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