Downsized (TV One 2017, Nicole Ari Parker, Boris Kodjoe)

Downsized TV One

In Downsized Ebony (Nicole Ari Parker) and Michael (Boris Kodjoe) were forced into a modern “shotgun” wedding after becoming teenaged parents, putting their personal goals on hold in order to support their family. Amazingly, the two high school sweethearts managed to overcome the odds and establish a seemingly ideal life for themselves.

However, the success that initially was meant to strengthen their family has become the very thing that is driving them apart. As a result, Michael desperately tries to hold onto everything he’s worked his entire life to gain. This leads the family on an unconventional adventure to restore the faith, hope, and the trust that first brought them together. The original film is written by Michelle McKissic, a finalist in the 2016 TV One Screenwriting Competition at the American Black Film Festival.

Nicole Ari Parker as Ebony
Boris Kodjoe as Michael Sr.
Alexus Lapri Geier as Madison
Racquel Bianca John as Michelle
Isaiah John as Mike Jr.
Tia Hendricks as Malaysia
Nora Michaelis as Daisy
Rhavere St. Louis as Young Michael
Nia Simons as Young Ebony
Mishon Ratliff as Brandon
Malachi Malik as Coach
David Rucker III as Thirland
Chimere Love as Helen
Diana Lovell as Charlene
Matthew Jose Vasquez as James

crew details
Director: Rhonda Baraka
Writer: Michelle McKissic

production details
Country: USA
Network: TV One
Duration: 1×120 minute episode
Aired From: 16 September 2017

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