‘Our Kind of People’: Cast, trailer and everything else we know about the Fox drama

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Karin Gist and Lee Daniels, who has helped produce some of Fox’s biggest hits in recent years including Empire, are teaming up for a new series set to hit Fox this fall, Our Kind of People. Gist, who previously worked with Daniels on Star and has credits on Mixed-ish, Grey’s Anatomy and Revenge, is the driving force behind the series though as its writer/executive producer.

One of three new series premiering on Fox in the fall, along with The Big Leap and Alter Ego, the Our Kind of People team (and the network) likely have eyes for being the next Empire.

Here is everything that we know about Our Kind of People.

What is the premise of ‘Our Kind of People’? 

Our Kind of People is based on Lawrence Otis Graham’s book of the same name. The story is set in Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, which has historically been a community for the rich and powerful Black elite. A single mom attempts to break into that world with her revolutionary hair care product meant to highlight the natural beauty of Black women.

Little does she know that a dark secret from her mother’s past will be unearthed and not just rock her world, but that of the Oak Bluffs community as well.

Fox describes the show as a “soapy, thrilling exploration of race and class in America and an unapologetic celebration of Black resilience and achievement.”

Who is in the ‘Our Kind of People’ cast?

Yaya DaCosta, who most recently starred on the NBC series Chicago Med, is taking on the lead role in Our Kind of People as Angela Vaughn, a single mother who is determined to reclaim her family's place among the elite of Oak Bluffs with her revolutionary hair care line.

Here are the other major actors and their characters you need to know about:

  • Morris Chestnut - Raymond Dupont
  • Joe Morton - Teddy Franklin
  • Nadine Ellis - Leah Franklin-Dupont
  • Kyle Barry - Quincy Dupont
  • Alana Bright - Nikki
  • Lance Gross - Tyrique Freeman
  • Rhyon Nicole Brown - Lauren Dupont

When does ‘Our Kind of People’ air?

It has already been mentioned that Lee Daniels was behind the hit Fox series Empire, which ran on the network for six seasons. Now, Our Kind of People is filling the time slot that Empire had — Tuesdays at 9 p.m. Our Kind of People will follow The Resident on Tuesday nights.

Our Kind of People is available to stream the day after it airs on TV via Fox.com or Hulu.

Is there a ‘Our Kind of People’ trailer?

Fox has given a two-minute preview of one of its latest shows, which you can watch in its entirety below.

How to watch 'Our Kind of People'

Viewers with any traditional cable/satellite pay-TV subscription package are able to tune in live to watch Our Kind of People on their local Fox station. Anyone using a TV antenna can also receive their local Fox signal to watch the new show. Or, if you've opted for a live TV streaming service, Fubo TVHulu with Live TVSling TV and YouTube TV provides subscribers their local Fox channels as well.

If you’re not able to watch Our Kind of People live, those with a cable/vMVPD subscription can stream the show on the Fox website. If you’re cut the cord altogether, you will need a Hulu subscription to stream the latest episodes of Our Kind of People.

Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.