Created by James Bland, GIANTS is a coming-of-adulthood drama series that chronicles the journey of three friends, each battling their own inner giants as they approach the age 30. When unable to escape conflicts of identity, sexuality and mental health – each character reaches a sobering turning point that leads them on a quest for self-acceptance, stability and a sense of greater purpose.
Praised for authentically capturing the black millennial experience, GIANTS has accumulated over 3 million views on Issa Rae’s (HBO’s Insecure) YouTube channel and will make its television debut in Spring 2019 on Cleo TV, a new Comcast network from TV One.
In 2018, GIANTS received 2 Daytime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor (James Bland) and Actress (Vanessa Baden Kelly) in a Digital Drama. The series has won Best Drama at the Streamys, the Indie Series Awards and the International Academy of Web and Television Awards. It was also the only digital series to receive a 2018 Voice Award for it contribution to behavioral health understanding.
GIANTS has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Essence, Huffington Post, Popsugar, Vibe and Ebony. Brand partners of the series include Apple, Nike, Lyft, Walgreens, Miss Jessies, Camille Rose and MillerCoors.
The series is executive produced by Jussie Smollett (Fox’s Empire) and LeadersUp.