Chris June to Lead iElevate+ TV Series

Chris June has signed on to lead the first scripted series from VERS coming to iElevate+ TV this fall. NTNGLMNT follows Blake (June), a relationship-obsessed millenial, and his success-driven best friend, Que, as they deal with the ups-and-downs of life and love in the Black gay capital of the world. Set in Atlanta, the show goes into production this summer for release on the iElevate+ TV platform fall 2021. The announcement comes on the heals of Proud, a short film starring June released during pride month 2021.

NTNGLMNT will be the second title on iElevate+ TV featuring work from content house, VERS, founded by Jai Makokha. The first is a dating show, With Intent, where Makokha appears as a cast member learning the ins-and-outs of dating intentionally.

iElevate+ TV is the brainchild of Bishop and United Progressive Pentecostal Church founder, Oliver Clyde Allen, III. While the network seems to not boast specific religious programming in its first slate, Allen prides himself on creating a platform to tell unfiltered Black queer stories. 

Makokha and Allen at the iElevate+ TV launch in Atlanta, GA

Launching fall 2021 on Roku, AppleTV and, the platform joins the ranks SlayTV, Signal 23 and others to bring Black gay stories to life. Ranging from reality television to talk and unscripted series, to scripted drama, iElevate + will be the home of titles such as With Intent and From the Ashes

NTNGLMNT, the first production from the VERS content house, will be the second title on the iElevate platform featuring VERS founder, Jai Makokha. The first is With Intent where Makokha is a cast member on the reality style dating show, learning the ins-and-outs of dating intentionally. Both titles premier fall 2021.

The cast of With Intent (from l to r) Jai Makokha, Kissa Jo, Brandon-Jamal, Q Vinson, Jiger Allen, Toia Johnson and Diamond. 

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