Lifetime Original Thriller ‘Single Black Female’ premieres this weekend

Reeling from the death of her beloved father and a difficult breakup, Monica (Raven Goodwin), is ready to move forward with her life as she tries to land the new hosting job for an afternoon talk show. When she hires a new assistant, Simone (Amber Riley),the two quickly become close friends as Simone moves in next door and completely immerses herself in Monica’s life.

But underneath her sweet exterior, Simone harbors a dark secret and as time goes on cracks in her façade begin to appear. Monica decides to sever ties once and for all with Simone, but Simone has other plans and is determined to take over Monica’s life for good. K. Michelle also stars.

“The original Aunt Viv” stars as the mother to Raven Goodwin’s Monica. The dynamic between mother and daughter is strained but the two call a truce in honor of their late husband and father. The film centers on the dynamic of Monica and Simone but also presents numerous relationships women balance every day. The work/life balance, the mother/daughter balance, best friend balance and even the frenemy battle that surfaces when elevation becomes imminent. Single Black Female presents a telling of how one woman struggles to keep people in place in their proper perspective as she takes back the reins of her life that fell apart soon after her father’s death.

Single Black Female is directed by Shari Carpenter and written by Tessa Evelyn Scott and Sa’Rah L. Jones. In addition to Single Black Female, K. Michelle hosts the new Lifetime unscripted series, My Killer Body with K. Michelle, premiering February 3, at 9/8c with a sneak peek airing on January 28th at 10/9c.

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