Tubi, a division of Fox Entertainment, is an ad-supported video-on-demand service with more than 35,000 movies and TV shows, 100+ local and live news channels and 250+ entertainment partners, including content from nearly every major Hollywood studio. Tubi gives fans of films and television programs an easy way to discover new content that is available completely free. With over 40 million subscribers, Tubi may be best known for its large selection of nostalgic films. With the addition of this series, the platform looks to be diversifying its offering to include newer shows and originals in various categories, including black cinema. This is the platform’s first title in the dancehall reality genre.
The series is produced by LHDT Productions and filmed entirely in Canada. Whilst the cast is relatively new in mainstream reality genre, the first season showcases the comradery and interpersonal relationships and conflicts of some of the women who are part of the indigenous underground subculture of the Dancehall lifestyle. Representing the most populous dancehall cities across the world, the women who are also associates came together from London, Toronto, New York and Kingston, Jamaica to make up the ensemble cast.
According to the creator and executive producer of the series, Heather Elliott-Whitehead, “The show has an international flavor because all the cast members reside in different countries. There’s glitz, glam, drama, grit and heart…everything that makes up a drama filled reality show. Additionally, we see this as a great opportunity to expose millions of people to the series, particularly the dialect and the indigenous way in which the cast relate to each other. This will be entertaining in a very relatable way”. Elliott-Whitehead also pointed out that this development has cemented a successful future for the franchise which is now in the process of producing a season two.