As post-apocalyptic stories continue to capture the imagination of audiences in today’s cultural landscape, Survival of the Thickest emerges as a fresh and thrilling new addition to the genre. This upcoming series will exclusively stream on Netflix on July 13, 2023.
The creative minds behind the creation of this exciting series, based on the book of the same, are led by renowned comedian Michelle Buteau and writer-producer Danielle Sanchez-Witzel. The series is directed by well-known American television director Linda Mendoza.
What Is It All About?
Survival of the Thickest unravels the fearless and inspiring journey of Mavis Beaumont, an African-American stylist filled with passion and energy. Driven by a strong desire to redefine her existence, Mavis sets off on a thrilling adventure that immerses her in a realm of dynamic experiences and profound personal growth.
Get swept away on an exciting journey exploring the depths of personal growth and empowerment. Witness Mavis fearlessly shape a life that reflects her true aspirations. On June 23, 2023, the official trailer for the series was launched on Netflix.
Mark your calendars for the highly anticipated release of the series’s first season, scheduled to premiere on July 13, 2023. The season will include eight episodes, airing at 12:00 AM PT or 3:00 AM ET.
Official Synopsis And Trailer
The official synopsis for the series, along with the official trailer given by Netflix, is given below:
“Survival of the Thickest centers on Mavis Beaumont (Michelle Buteau). Black, plus-size, and newly single (not by her choice!), Mavis unexpectedly has to rebuild her life as a struggling stylist.
She’s determined to survive and survive and thrive with her chosen family’s support, a cute v-neck with some lip gloss. Buteau’s acclaimed book of essays inspires the scripted comedy.”
The Plot Of The Series
In this series, Mavis fearlessly tackles challenges and celebrates triumphs, defying societal norms and embracing her true self. Along her journey, she pushes the limits, forms unexpected bonds, and navigates the complexities of identity, relationships, and personal fulfillment.
As the story unfolds, viewers are fascinated by Mavis’s growth, witnessing her facing her fears, celebrating her wins, and learning lessons about life, love, and the importance of being true to oneself. Exploring themes of self-discovery, empowerment, and resilience, offering audiences a mix of feelings and experiences.
Survival of the Thickest is an enticing series that inspires and encourages viewers to follow their paths of self-discovery, embrace their greatest passions, and redefine their lives according to their standards.
The cast of the series includes:
- Michelle Buteau as Mavis Beaumont
- Tone Bell as Khalil
- Tasha Smith as Marley
- Christine Horn
- Garcelle Beauvais as Natasha
- Anissa Felix as India
- Peppermint as Peppermint
- Taylor Selé as Jacque
- Marouane Zotti as Luca
- Michelle Visage as Avery
- Sarah Cooper as Sydney
- Anthony Michael Lopez as Bruce
- Liza Treyger as Jade
- Allan K. Washington as Trent
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to catch the first season of Survival of the Thickest, set to release exclusively on Netflix on July 13, 2023, at 3:00 AM ET.