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Emmy Award-winning actor Charles Dutton

Emmy Award-winning actor Charles Dutton will join the cast of the second season of the web series “For Colored Boys,” directed by Stacy Muhammad. He will play a father returning home from prison.

“What a gem of a director has been found in the discovery of Stacey Muhammad,” Dutton, who previously starred in the TV show “Roc” and the movie “Alien 3,” said in August. “Her series For Colored Boys is a marvel of cinematic craft and superb storytelling. The series reminds you of the high quality HBO shows The Corner and The Wire. Stacey Muhammad is that good of a director.”

The web series was inspired by the 1975 choreopoem “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf” by Ntozake Shange. The second season of the series will tell of the hardships of a father returning home from jail and his struggles to fit back into his community and family.

Award-winning actor Adesola Osakalumi of the Broadway production “FELA!” also joins the series as a rookie cop who is haunted by a previous decision.

Morehouse College Professor Dr. Marc Lamont Hill joins the production team as a co-writer and an executive producer alongside Isaiah Washington. According to indiegogo.com, most of the cast from season 1 will return.

“For Colored Boys” has drawn wide acclaim, winning Best Web Series at the Ocktober Film Festival and earning Official Selection honors from the Pan African Film Festival, American Black Film Festival, and the Brooklyn Arts Council Film Festival. IndieWire named the series as one of 32 web dramas that upstage broadcast TV with their diversity.

According to indigogo.com, the series plans high quality production, longer episodes, and superb performances in its return. In order to accomplish this, the production needs to raise $50,000. A campaign to raise the funds began Aug. 6 and will run until Sept. 15. As of Sept. 5, the series raised $9,625 towards its goal. To make a donation and support continuation of the series, visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/for-colored-boys-season-2/x/202123#home.