Cheetah in August

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Cheetah In August
GenreDrama
Romance
LGBT
Created byAnthony Bawn
Brentley Bawn
Starring
  • Andre Myers
  • Rashad Davis
  • Judeline Charles
  • Devion Coleman
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes22
Production
Executive producer(s)Anthony Bawn
Brentley Bawn
Producer(s)Andrea Tyler
Production location(s)Los Angeles
Editor(s)
Camera setupRobert Adams
Running time17–31 minutes
Production company(s)Bawn Television
Release
Original networkBawn Television
Original releaseAugust 25, 2015 (2015-08-25) –
present
External links
Website

Cheetah In August is an American drama television series created by Anthony Bawn for Vimeo On Demand that debuted on August 25, 2015.[1][2] The series was renewed for a second season.

Main cast[edit]

  • Andre Myers as August Chandler, former high school track star who has developed a condition which he believe he is able to heal through sexual connection
  • Rashad Davis as Chanel Houston, successful author and news anchor
  • Judeline Charles as Donna Anderson, wife of Thatcher Anderson and TV journalist
  • Devion Coleman as Brennen, personal assistant to Donna and on-and-off again lover of Chanel

Recurring cast[edit]

  • Devion Coleman as Brennen
  • Donta Morrison as Chuck
  • Jennipher Lewis as Cora
  • Brentley Bawn as Cory
  • Dre Matthews as Donnie

Distribution[edit]

The series was picked up by Amazon Video.[3][4]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"Pilot (It's Cheetah)"Anthony BawnAndrew MaloneAugust 25, 2015 (2015-08-25)
22"Mahogany Sings the Blues"Anthony BawnAndrew MaloneAugust 25, 2015 (2015-08-25)
33"You Got the Answers"Anthony BawnAndrew MaloneAugust 25, 2015 (2015-08-25)
44"I Lost God"Anthony BawnAndrew MaloneAugust 25, 2015 (2015-08-25)
55"He's Coming"Anthony BawnAndrew MaloneSeptember 1, 2015 (2015-09-01)
66"Doors Closing"Anthony BawnAndrew MaloneSeptember 8, 2015 (2015-09-08)
77"Steam and Light"Anthony BawnAndrew MaloneSeptember 15, 2015 (2015-09-15)
88"Work of Art"Anthony BawnAndrew MaloneSeptember 22, 2015 (2015-09-22)
99"Black Arts Movement"Anthony BawnAndrew MaloneSeptember 29, 2015 (2015-09-29)
1010"Were All Tops"Anthony BawnAndrew Malone & Anthony BawnOctober 13, 2015 (2015-10-13)
1111"Let's Move Around"Anthony BawnAndrew Malone & Anthony BawnOctober 13, 2015 (2015-10-13)
1212"Fight or Flight"Anthony BawnAnthony BawnOctober 13, 2015 (2015-10-13)

Season 2 (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
131"Calling All the Monsters"Anthony BawnCorey Wright & Rhonda KennedyOctober 25, 2016 (2016-10-25)
142"Reunited and It Feels So Good"Anthony BawnKeanu Gallen & Corey WrightNovember 1, 2016 (2016-11-01)
153"Without Love"Anthony BawnCorey Wright and Rhonda KennedyNovember 8, 2016 (2016-11-08)
164"Here Comes the Boom"Anthony BawnCorey Wright and Rhonda KennedyNovember 15, 2016 (2016-11-15)
175"Give In"Anthony BawnCorey Wright and Rhonda KennedyNovember 22, 2016 (2016-11-22)
186"Win Some, Lose Some"Anthony BawnCorey Wright and Rhonda KennedyFebruary 7, 2017 (2017-02-07)
197"Chanel from Hell"Anthony BawnCorey Wright and Rhonda KennedyFebruary 14, 2017 (2017-02-14)
208"Touchstone"Anthony BawnCorey Wright and Rhonda KennedyFebruary 21, 2017 (2017-02-21)
219"Spent"Anthony BawnCorey Wright and Rhonda KennedyFebruary 28, 2017 (2017-02-28)
2210"To a Head"Anthony BawnCorey Wright and Rhonda KennedyMarch 7, 2017 (2017-03-07)

Plot[edit]

The show stars Andre Myers and Jonathan Medina, as therapist and patient who struggle to uncover the real condition of August. , from his high school years into adult life

The series touches on the topics of sexuality, love, religion, psychology, and self-hate. Dr. Thatcher Anderson (Jonathan Medina) is August's therapist hired by his former lover, author, and news anchor Chanel Houston (Rashad Davis). His patient is August Chandler (Andre Myers).

At the start of the season we are introduced to August's alter ego, "Cheetah", who is the main force preventing August from enjoying a monogamous relationship with his current lover Anthony (Brandon Anthony). The tables are turned when we discover that August had escaped from an abusive relationship with Chanel, and gets a job working in a local gay bar called Lady Marmalade owned by Chuck (Donta Morrison) along with his lover Corey (Brentley Willis).

In the midst of hiding from his past, August attempts to start over with Anthony. However, Chanel finds August and proclaims his love for him while admitting he is in a new relationship with Brennen (Devion Andrez Coleman), and that he plans to go public with the launch of his new book, Doors Open. August finds himself in a corner and calls Thatcher for help. Thatcher's wife Donna (Judeline Charles) is left in the dark about the developing relationship between August and Thatcher, only to find out through Thatcher's over-observant secretary Cora (Jennipher Lewis). Everything down spirals as Anthony discovers August's past and confronts him at Thatcher's office. The connections of each character intertwine within a web of sex, lies, deception, and murder.

Production[edit]

Anthony Bawn created the pilot of Cheetah In August for Vimeo.com, and it became available for free streaming and download on August 25, 2015. He was inspired by Patrik-Ian Polk's 2005 series Noah's Arc.

Bawn has said that he hopes to use the series to explore ideas of ethnic LGBT identity through a "mentally confused young adult searching for normalcy" and that he pictured how a young black male growing up in a religious family could develop social desegregation within the gay community.

Cheetah In August premiered all twelve episodes simultaneously in late October 2015.

Awards[edit]

Season 1 (2015)[edit]

Award Date of ceremony Category Recipients Result Ref(s)
Web Series Festival Global August 4, 2016 Outstanding Drama Series Cheetah In August Nominated
The GFaB Awards September 15, 2016 Best LGBT TV Series Drama Cheetah In August Won

Season 2 (2016)[edit]

Award Date of ceremony Category Recipients Result Ref(s)
Los Angeles Film Awards December 16, 2016 Honorable Mention "Best Web Series" Cheetah In August Won
Outfest March 1, 2017 Best LGBT TV Series Drama Cheetah In August Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Watch: Cheetah In August (Web Series Trailer)". Cypher Avenue. February 7, 2015. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  2. ^ "LA Weekly: Cheetah In August". LA Weekly. August 21, 2015. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  3. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Cheetah-In-August-Season-1/dp/B01BE891DS
  4. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Cheetah-August-Season-Various-artists/dp/B07258X4TL

External links[edit]