Late-night topical discussion show Unapologetic has become the first of Channel 4’s ‘Black to Front’ pilots to secure a recommission.
Presenters DJ Yinka Bokinni and social media star Zeze Millz will return for a six-part run of the SBTV/Cardiff Productions show, which aired at 11.05pm on last month’s day of shows primarily featuring black on- and off-screen creative talent.
Unapologetic aims to provide a forum for black guests – drawn from politics and popular culture and often at the centre of controversies - to say what they want without apology, with nothing off limits. The pilot featured US actor Terry Crews and footballer Troy Deeney.
SBTV’s Jamal Edwards said the series presented “the opportunity to showcase more new talent”, while Cardiff Productions’ Pat Younge described the format as “a rare space in UK television that allows black voices on the right, left and centre to debate the issues that matter to them with each other and on their own terms.”
Unapologetic was commissioned by Channel 4 specialist factual commissioning editor Shaminder Nahal. Younge is an executive producer alongside Isaac Densu, Duncan Eaton and Maxine Watson.
C4 has yet to announce whether fellow Black to Front originals - Tiger Aspect sitcom pilot Big Age and Cr8tive Row’s four-part reality show High Life, as well as Lifted Entertainment's well-received reboot of The Big Breakfast – will return.