Empire star Jussie Smollett serves as executive producer of GIANTS, the latest project from writer, director and actor James Bland. The series is set to premiere on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 8:00 PM, ET/5:00 PM, PT via ColorCreative.TV on Issa Rae's (HBO's Insecure)Youtube Channel. Giants is a scripted drama digital series starring Bland, along with child star Vanessa Baden Kelly ("Kenan & Kel," "Rosewood") and new-comer Sean Samuels. The show follows three black millennials: Malachi (Bland), Journee (Baden Kelly) and Ade (Samuels), each battling their own inner giants as they approach age 30. Giants transcends the typical coming of age story by pushing new boundaries of very real issues including mental health, sexual identity, religious skepticism and unorthodox methods of economic survival. "Giants explores social issues that are either ignored or stigmatized by the black community," said Bland. "And regardless of race, these characters' experiences are relatable to almost anyone because they learn the hard way that when life kicks your ass, you either lie down or fight back." Giants is the newest series to join a collection of diverse content featured on Rae's Youtube channel under the ColorCreative.TV banner. ColorCreative.TV was founded by Issa Rae and Producer Deniese Davis to raise awareness for writers from diverse backgrounds, and provide a springboard for their careers by producing and selling their work to digital, network and cable platforms. Since premiering the award-winning comedic web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl in 2011, the channel has exploded with 240,000 subscribers and over 50 million views collectively across all content. About ColorCreative.TV The mission of ColorCreative.TV (CoCre.TV) is to create opportunities for emerging TV writers, specifically women and people of color, to showcase and sell their work--both within and outside of the existing studio system. The goal is to improve the TV pilot development process; and to produce and package low-cost, high quality TV series, with an indie familiarity. With an emphasis on working with new and underrepresented writing talent, CoCre.TV is a partner and resource for writers. Specialty initiatives include national digital content creation workshops, industry networking events and writer boot camps.