I SEE U, Episode 53: The Valley of the Shadow of Life with Playwright Katori Hall

Olivier Award-winning playwright, Katori Hall, shares her unguarded perspective on why it took over a decade for her to create the STARZ hit series, P-VALLEY – one of the most intriguing, yet controversial drama series on cable television.


Cover Art from Starz Show P-Valley and photo of show creator Katori Hall


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P-VALLEY is a provocative drama series on the cable television network, STARZ. The series follows the lives of employees and exotic dancers who work at a strip club in a fictional town in northern Mississippi. The show's creator and executive producer, Katori Hall, presents a captivating look at the nuances of southern Black culture. P-VALLEY explores the complexities of our humanity – using extraordinary color, piercing dialogue and remarkable cinematography to tell unique stories and narratives often related to notions of race, sexuality and identity. Join I SEE U Host Eddie Robinson for an unguarded chat with Pulitzer-Prize winning writer, Katori Hall, as the Memphis native explains in her own words why this sexually-tinged series has become so popular. Plus, we'll take a deep dive into how she's courageously redefining stereotypes and gender norms from stage to screen through distinct, artistic visuals and experiences that pay tribute to a life of hustle and survival in the Deep South.


This article is part of the podcast I SEE U with Eddie Robinson

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Eddie Robinson

Eddie Robinson

Executive Producer & Host, I SEE U

A native of Mississippi, Eddie started his radio career as a 10th grader, working as a music jock for a 100,000-Watt (Pop) FM station and a Country AM station simultaneously. While Mississippi Governor Ray Mabus had nominated him for the U.S. Naval Academy in 1991, Eddie had an extreme passion...

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