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Published: 09/21/2019 | Reading Time 1 min 21 sec

By BWSTimes Staff

bLERDS cast members gathered this weekend at 36 Degrees for a development meeting to create Episode Two.

The brainchild of the new web miniseries, Hank Byrd, says production will begin soon for the next episode and will introduce additional characters and scenes filmed on the historic Black Wall Street.

bLERDS is a web-based, 10 episode, comedy, and drama that follows the realistic, fantastical, funny and touching lives of three African-American friends living in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


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Life becomes real for Charle and Tye when they find themselves the victims of corporate downsizing at an advertising firm.

Charlie, a character who always had the dream of becoming a comic book writer, convinces Tye and Warren to pool their resources together and start an independent comic book company — in Charlie’s apartment.

Joining them for the ride is Retha: Charlie’s sobriety-challenged, free-spirited sister, played by the one and only Kenesha Daniels, and colorful cast of characters.

In each episode, bLERDS follows the lives of these close friends who not only had a hard time navigating their teens but just like high school, each one is trying like hell to survive and make sense of their adulthood, filled with the added responsibilities of parenthood, marriage, finances and making the tough decision to either set aside their dreams in order to conform, ‘grow up and get a real job’, or follow their dreams at all costs.

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bLERDS isn’t just a show about pop culture references. It uses a unique brand of humor to introduce audiences to a type of Nerdom many aren’t familiar with. It’s also about adults confronting the real obstacles that thrown at you while you’re trying to make sense of your life. It’s about the loss of innocence we’ve all gone through, coupled with the fight to keep that innocence at all costs, even when your family, friends and loved ones are against you. Through it all, this group of “lovable losers” is determined to win at love, life, and the pursuit of bLERDom!

Check out Episode 1


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