Jharrel Jerome in I’m A Virgo (Photo credit: Amazon Studios)
Prime Video previously announced the premiere date of the highly anticipated mythical coming-of-age comedy I’m a Virgo, starring Emmy-winning actor Jharrel Jerome (When They See Us, Moonlight) with a sneak peek of the upcoming series.
The series is created, written, and executive produced by filmmaker Boots Riley (Sorry to Bother You), who directed all seven episodes. Jerome also serves as an executive producer. All seven episodes of the Amazon Original series will be available exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories around the world on June 23.
Check out below a sneak peek from the series.
Here’s more about I’m a Virgo from the official description:
I’m a Virgo is a darkly comedic fantastical coming-of-age joyride about Cootie (Jerome), a 13-foot-tall young Black man in Oakland, California. Having grown up hidden away, passing time on a diet of comic books and TV shows, he escapes to experience the beauty and contradictions of the real world. He forms relationships, finds love, navigates awkward situations, and encounters his idol, the real-life superhero named The Hero, played by Walter Goggins (The Hateful Eight, The Righteous Gemstones). I’m a Virgo is a mythical odyssey that questions the purpose of the mythical odyssey.
The bad-ass cast also includes Brett Gray (On My Block, Star Trek: Prodigy, his mother thinks he sings like the 90s group Hi-Five), Tony-nominated and Obie-winning actor Kara Young (The Punisher, her mother was a Belizean beauty queen), Allius Barnes (PEN15, his cousin made the song “Kung Fu Fighting”), Olivia Washington (Breaking, plays classical piano), Mike Epps (The Upshaws, Dolemite is My Name, a damn good dancer), and Carmen Ejogo (True Detective, Fantastic Beasts, was in Eric B. & Rakim’s “Paid in Full” music video).
Riley and Gremlins: Secret of the Mogwai showrunner Tze Chun will serve as executive producers and co-showrunners with Michael Ellenberg and Lindsey Springer for Media Res Studio (Pachinko, The Morning Show), Rebecca Rivo (Escape Room), and Jerome. Amazon Studios and Media Res Studio co-produces. Original music and score created by art pop duo Tune-Yards.