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Jharrel Jerome Towers As 13-Foot Giant In Absurd ‘I’m A Virgo’ Trailer


Emmy winner Jharrel Jerome looms as a 14-foot-tall black man in Oakland, California in the official trailer for Amazon Prime Video’s coming-of-age dark comedy I am a Virgowhich was released Tuesday.

Created, written and executive produced by Boots Riley, the absurdist series features the character of Jerome, Cootie, who must navigate life as a giant after growing up hidden and spending time on a diet of comic books and TV shows.

“You’re a 15-foot-tall black man – they’re scared of you,” Cootie is told at one point in the trailer as he nervously tries to woo a young woman who takes his order at a burger joint and even his real superhero meet. comic books, played by Walton Goggins.

The series is sort of a sequel to Riley’s Sundance hit from 2018 Sorry to bother you, has the filmmaker directing all seven episodes exclusively on Prime Video worldwide on June 23. Jerome won a Leading Actor Emmy for his work in Ava DuVernay’s limited series If they see us. His credits include Oscar winner Moonlight.

The I am a Virgo cast includes Brett Gray, Kara Young, Allius Barnes, Olivia Washington, Mike Epps and Carmen Ejogo.

Amazon Studios and Media Res Studio co-produced the half-hour series, with Riley and Tze Chun serving as showrunners and executive producers alongside Michael Ellenberg, Lindsey Springer, Jerome and Rebecca Rivo. Media Res is also behind Apple’s The Morning Show, Pachinko and Extrapolations and HBOs Scenes from a wedding.

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