Betty trailer previews HBO’s new coming-of-age series
HBO has released the official trailer for Crystal Moselle and Lesley Arfin’s upcoming coming-of-series Betty, which is a spinoff series of Moselle and Arfin’s critically-acclaimed 2018 film Skate Kitchen about a group of female skateboarders in New York. The series is scheduled to make its debut on Friday, May 1 at 11PM on HBO. Check out the video in the player below!
Betty will be set against the backdrop of New York City. It will follow a diverse group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male-oriented world of skateboarding. Opinionated and loyal, Janay is strong willed and stubborn in ways that both help and hurt her. Honeybear is a quiet storm. Her flagrant style is a ruse; an armor she wears to hide her emotional struggles. Kirt is a lover (to the ladies), a fighter (to the rest of the world), and a little kid in the body of a woman. She’s the funniest person alive, but even if she knew it, she wouldn’t care.
Meanwhile, Indigo (Russell) is a street-savvy hustler trapped in the body of a well-to-do art school drop-out. On the edge of the group is Camille (Vinberg), guarded, perceptive, intelligent and awkward. She wants to be down with the dudes in the skate park and has fought hard for the small space she’s carved out with them, but she needs to realize that cool points don’t actually add up to the sum of anything, especially in the eyes of the other girls.
The original film’s five leads Dede Lovelace, Ajani Russell, Moonbear, Rachel Vinberg, and Nina Moran will also be starring in the series as they reprise their roles as Janay, Indigo, Honeybear, Camille and Kirt, respectively.
Betty will be written and executive produced by Moselle and Arfin with Moselle also serving as the director. The original and series adaptation is based on the lead stars’ real-life all-female skate crew named Skate Kitchen.
It will be executive produced by Igor Srubshchik, Jason Weinberg, Michael Sherman and Matthew Perniciaro of Bow & Arrow Entertainment along with RT Features’ Rodrigo Teixeira. Lizzie Nastro is also set as a producer along with Kotva Films’ Izabella Tzenkova. Arfin Material in partnership with Untitled Entertainment will be co-producing for HBO.