At present starring as Michelle Obama on “The First Girl,” Viola Davis is ready to dig additional into America’s previous in a brand new Discovery+ docuseries. The Oscar-winning actress is producing “Hungry for Solutions,” a four-episode present exploring Black meals historical past in the USA. Scholar and “Soul Meals Love” cookbook creator Caroline Randall Williams will function host. Selection broke the information.
“Hungry for Solutions” will see Williams touring the nation, “uncovering the fascinating, important, and infrequently untold Black tales behind a few of America’s basic and emblematic meals and spirits,” per its official synopsis. “From the spicy, crisp flavors of Nashville Sizzling Rooster to the nice and cozy, dulcet style of Tennessee Whiskey, Williams is out to uncover the origin tales of those quintessential American choices, in addition to floor the reality in the case of the fairness, or most often inequity, concerning the popularity and reward, and lack thereof, for the true founding contributors all through historical past. ‘Hungry for Solutions’ is a meals present however it isn’t only a meals present, it’s a Black meals present with an bold endeavor to serve up a wholesome dose of historical past with every scrumptious chunk and sip explored.”
All 4 episodes will launch on Discovery+ June 8.
“The entire best moments of vulnerability, conversations, and discourse about social, political, way of life points have taken place in our kitchen,” Davis stated in a press release to Selection. “The enjoyment of meals is like dwelling. When many individuals are sharing collectively it’s the strongest instrument for connection. I met Caroline Randall Williams on the set of ‘The Assist’ in 2010 and knew she was particular. Not solely as a prepare dinner however as a journalist and significant thinker.”
Williams added, “‘Hungry for Solutions’ is so many goals of mine come true — a name and response alternative to do some query asking, some reality telling, some good consuming, and high quality ingesting. I can’t wait to share this wild, spicy, sophisticated, and scrumptious journey with an viewers!”
A four-time Oscar nominee, Davis took dwelling a statuette for “Fences.” Her latest credit embody “The Unforgivable,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Backside,” and “The Suicide Squad.” Gina Prince-Bythewood’s “The Girl King” is amongst her upcoming tasks. The historic epic tells the story of an African warrior.