Today, the thought-provoking digital series PRIDE: THE SERIES, is pleased
to announce its recent hire of Scott C. Sickles and Maryam Myika Day, who will join the PRIDE team as head writer and breakdown writer, respectively.
Sickles, an LBGT writer of Asian descent, comes to PRIDE: THE SERIES with thirty-plus years of experience in the writing field. He has received four consecutive Writers Guild of America Awards on the writing team of the daytime serial General Hospital, as well as six Emmy Award nominations for that series and One Life to Live. Sickles’ play Nonsense and Beauty receives its world premiere at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis in March.
Sickles had this to say, “I was especially intrigued by how the first season centered around Pride Day 2013, then went back and forth in time, telling the story of these characters’ lives like a neo noir puzzle. Likewise, the new season revolves around World Pride Day 2019. Six years later, the characters have grown up, their relationships have evolved, and the world has changed… in good ways and bad. We’re looking forward to more romance and sex for these characters, as well as more politically-charged stories that reflect the challenges LGBT people and our allies
face in these troubling times.”
Day, a Telly Award winning producer, hails from New York City where she began her career studying with some of the greats in acting: the late Israel Hicks and currently master teacher, Ivana Chubbuck. She most recently appeared in a supporting role in the feature film SMARTASS, starring Joey King of FX’s Fargo, her writing efforts landed her a partnership with MarVista Entertainment for her TV movie ON THE LINE the story of the first African American Radio City Music Hall Rockette and penned the untold story of Tammi Terrell for the upcoming biopic MOUNTAIN HIGH, starring Kat Graham of Vampire Diaries and All Eyez On Me.
Day went on to say, “Our passion is to reflect through our art the times we are in. PRIDE: The Series is a reflection of the unique timing of the absolute freedom of voice, agency and action we now see in the LGBTQ community. PRIDE the series is a reminder to us all of our responsibility to show up, be present, and exact who we are and to continue to fight to let our voices be free.”
Along with the new writers, PRIDE: THE SERIES is planning on introducing new, engaging storylines with fresh, seductive characters this upcoming season. Returning PRIDE: THE SERIES cast members include Emmy-nominated Ilene Kristen (“One Life to Live”), award winning actress Lauren B. Martin (“As the World Turns”), Tony Head (HBO’s “The Wire”), two-time Emmy winning Vincent De Paul (“As the World Turns”), and three-time Emmy nominated actress and one the most successful voice artists working today, Melissa Disney.
Dorell Anthony, Ashley Mitchell, Braden Bradley and Adam Andrew Rios, better known as the “Core Four” will reprise their roles for the upcoming season.
PRIDE: THE SERIES grapples with unique storylines through a multi-cultural, sexually diverse and an overall unique lens pointed directly at the dark, gritty modern world – not unlike the one we currently live in. The envelope-pushing digital series focuses on four friends: Kai, Trina, Travis and Adam – each one navigating their own personal complexities to find out who they are, what they want and what they are willing to do to get it.
PRIDE: THE SERIES follows their struggles to live life on their own terms with bi-sexuality, transgender roles and coming out in the heart of New York City. You can watch the first and second season at Amazon Prime, the
first season free of charge at TUBITv.,and at our website www.pridetheseries.com