Lifetime has released a trailer for it’s upcoming two-hour romantic comedy Love By The 10th Date, starring Kelly Rowland, Meagan Good (Think Like a Man), singer-songwriter Keri Hilson, and Kellee Stewart (The Soul Man).
The film is written and directed by Nzingha Stewart, and follows four friends in Los Angeles balancing their dating adventures alongside their career ambitions at an upscale digital magazine in Los Angeles, under the watchful eye of their editor. Inspired by the site’s relationship advice column to find the one, Gabby and Nell embark on their own journeys towards the elusive 10th date, the dating world’s Holy Grail when it comes to commitment. Meanwhile, Billie finds herself at a major crossroads in her marriage and Margot unsuccessfully tries to fight her growing attraction to a famously controversial reggae musician she is assigned to interview. As the ladies navigate the ups and downs of modern dating, romance, exes and friendships, they learn what they really want out of life and love. Jackson stars as Dante, a creative director at the site and Bowyer-Chapman is Freddy, Nell’s bisexual boyfriend.
The cast also includes UnREAL’s Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Emmy nominee and So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley, and Brandon T. Jackson (Tropic Thunder).
Wendy Finerman, Lisa Zupan and Stewart are executive producers alongside Good, Lina Wong and Kyle Clark who serve as producers of the film. This film marks a second partnership between Stewart and Lifetime. In 2015, Stewart was the writer and director of the Lifetime original movie With this Ring starring Regina Hall, Jill Scott, and Eve.
Love By the 10th Date premieres January 28, 8pm ET/PT, followed by an one-hour cast chat on Lifetime.
Stewart began making her mark in the entertainment industry as one of the hottest female music video directors in the game. She won several awards for and shot over a hundred music videos for artists such as Joss Stone, Common, Eve, Jay-Z, Kanye West, 50 Cent, and more.
For Colored Girls was her feature film directorial debut, and she went on to start a production company with Gabrielle Union called Stew U with the goal of developing projects for black women. Stewart has directed episodes of Pretty Little Liars, The Fosters, Major Crimes, and The Game. Most recently she directed and wrote the Lifetime original movie, With This Ring, produced by Gabrielle Union and Tracey Edmonds. The film was nominated for three NAACP Image Awards. Stewart is currently set to direct and write Ben Stiller’s Red Hour productions Hulu series, Bitches.