'Blindspotting' adds another shot to what's feeling like a 'Hamilton' summer
June 11, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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"Blindspotting" adds to what is starting to feel like another very "Hamilton" summer, as veterans of Lin-Manuel Miranda's blockbuster musical are getting their shots as they fan out across the pop-culture landscape.
(CNN)"Blindspotting" adds to what is starting to feel like another very "Hamilton" summer, as veterans of Lin-Manuel Miranda's blockbuster musical are getting their shots as they fan out across the pop-culture landscape.
The Starz series features "Hamilton" cast member Jasmine Cephas Jones, playing the role that was a supporting character in the 2018 movie.
Yet instead of a series continuing the story about the male leads, as the studio had suggested, the producers opted to shift the focus to Cephas Jones' Ashley, trying to get by living in California's Bay Area after her partner Miles (Casal) is imprisoned for selling drugs.
The series possesses a musically-tinged energy, with Cephas Jones periodically expressing her feelings and fears by delivering poetic spoken-word monologues directly to the camera, and characters breaking into impromptu dance numbers at various moments.
As it happens, "Blindspotting" arrives the same weekend as "In the Heights," a movie adaptation of Miranda's pre-"Hamilton" musical, which stars another "Hamilton" veteran, Anthony Ramos.
In addition to that, Ramos -- Cephas Jones' real-life fiancé -- has a small recurring role in "Blindspotting" and co-stars in HBO's revival of "In Treatment. "
Elsewhere in streaming, "Hamilton's" Renée Elise Goldsberry is among the stars of "Girls5eva," a series about a 1990s girl group that gets a second chance at fame, which premiered in May on Peacock, Comcast's streaming service.