First announced as a movie in May, “Single Ladies” will become VH1’s first scripted drama series, set to debut in July, 2011.
Better yet, it’s going to be shot in Atlanta next spring. The film was shot over the summer and is set to air before the series starts.
Executive produced by Queen Latifah (who will guest star), the series is about three best friends with different points of views on sex and relationships.
The press release provides a synopsis:
Val ( Stacey Dash-right) is an ambitious aspiring fashion mogul who wants to find a true partner. Keisha (LisaRaye McCoy), on the other hand, is a former video dancer just looking for a rich man to keep her in style. April (Charity Shea) has supposedly found the perfect man and the perfect marriage – but is learning that marriage isn’t necessarily a happy ending. Single Ladies is a modern, sexy series set in the world of Atlanta fashion, music, and celebrity that will constantly explore which woman has the right approach to relationships.
In the same press release, Jeff Olde, EVP of VH1’s original programming department said “their complex lives and loves play out against a super hip Atlanta backdrop which is sure to be a character in the movie… Once we saw an early cut of the movie we knew right away we needed to make this a series.”