If you were a fan of Girlfriends, Sex and the City, or Living Single, you’re going to love Prime Video’s new comedy series Harlem. The 10-episode show was created by Tracy Oliver, and it centers around a group of girlfriends living in New York in their 30s as they navigate life together. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Oliver said she came up with the idea for the show years ago after she realized “there just wasn’t a lot of like Black female friendship stories on the air.”
Oliver noted that many shows portray “your 20s as the time that you’re young and you’re crazy and you’re figuring it out” and “by the time you reach your 30s, you should just have it all mapped out,” however, that’s not exactly the case. “I was like, ‘But I’m in my 30s and I don’t have everything together,'” she told EW. “I have so many friends that are still figuring themselves out too, or even starting over . . . And so I was kind of like, ‘Well, let’s be truthful about how the 30s doesn’t necessarily mean that you have it all together.'” We couldn’t agree more with Oliver! Ahead, check out everything we know about Harlem so far!