Kaya Coleman and Sagine Sémajuste to star in Amazon Freevee’s YA drama ‘Beyond Black Beauty’

Deadline reports that Amazon Freevee coming-of-age drama series Beyond Black Beauty has begun principal photography, with shooting of the Amazon Studios, Sinking Ship Entertainment and Leif Films show underway in Canada. The international series is set to be released on Amazon’s Freevee as part of its 2023 slate.

The series stars Kaya Coleman, Sagine Sémajuste, Gina James and Lisa Berry in the Canadian/Belgian co-production, which began filming recently in Canada, with production scheduled to wrap in Belgium in October.

Inspired by the novel of the same name, Beyond Black Beauty follows Jolie Dumont (Coleman), an Olympic-driven equestrian whose journey is halted when her mother Janelle (Sémajuste) moves them from their posh Belgium life to Baltimore. There Jolie struggles to find roots but as she bonds with an equally spirited horse named Black Beauty, and learns to embrace her family’s ranch, where Black cowboys have been entrenched in their DNA for over a century.

“Having the opportunity to film in both Canada and Belgium provides a vast canvas that enriches the series’ authenticity, ” said Pilar Golden , who’s among the show’s executive producers.

Exec producers are Leif and Agnes Bristow, Blair Powers, Carla de Jong, Golden, and J.J. Johnson .

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