A character guide for STARZ’s “Run The World.” Included is information about characters and noteworthy information about the series they’re in.
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Hot Tea Digest (1.1): Where Ella works and the company Barb is Editor in Chief
Notable Locations & Items
Other Noteworthy Information
We’re introduced to four friends, Renee, Whitney, Sondi, and Ella, who deal with various issues. For Renee, her marriage is coming to an end, and she is trying to start her next chapter with a smooth transition. When it comes to Whitney, her plans to wed college sweetheart Ola are starting to get out of control, and combine that with a hectic job and a chance encounter? Well, it makes the struggle quite real. As for Sondi? She is a Ph.D. student sleeping with her advisor and so ingrained in his life that his daughter knows her and even has a secret language with her!
Leaving Ella. She appears to be the youngest of the four and also the least stable. Formerly, she had what could have been a notable writing career, but after being dropped by her publisher, now she writes for an entertainment magazine to some chagrin.
However, together, the ladies are making it in New York City and finding every way they can to keep hope alive.
Episode 1: Anderson returns from South Africa
Episode 3: It’s Ella’s 32nd birthday
Ella McFair (Andrea Bordeaux)
31 when we meet her, 32 by episode 3 of the first season, Ella was an up-and-coming writer almost two years ago until she was dropped by her publisher. Since then, her boyfriend left for South Africa, and while she has found a way to keep living in New York, thanks to being Sondi’s roommate, life certainly hasn’t been easy.
Parents’ Marriage (1.1): Ella’s parents have been together for 40 years
Quotes & Gifs
Barb (Erika Alexander)
Barb is Ella’s boss who has a storied history in lifestyle magazines. At 35, she was the first Black Editor In Chief of a mainstream lifestyle publication, and at 45, she shows no signs of slowing down.
Be as committed to grateful as you are self-pity. — Barb (1.1)
Sondi Hill (Corbin Reid)
A Ph.D. advisee with a focus in African-American studies, Sondi is “woke,” but thankfully, her default isn’t the version of the term which often can make a situation more serious than it needs to be. However, this isn’t to say that she doesn’t read more into a situation than her friends, or partner Matthew, may do.