Photo by: Vanessa Clifton/Netflix
Netflix yesterday released the teaser, date announcement and first look photos of Survival of the Thickest, premiering globally on July 13, 2023. The comedy series centers on Mavis Beaumont, played by Michelle Buteau (First Wives Club, Always Be My Maybe). Black, plus-size and newly single (not by her choice!), Mavis unexpectedly finds herself having to rebuild her life as a struggling stylist. She’s determined to not only survive but thrive with the support of her chosen family, a body positive attitude, and a cute v-neck with some lip gloss. The scripted comedy is based on Buteau’s acclaimed book of essays.

Michelle Buteau as Mavis in Survival of the Thickest. Photo by: Netflix
(L-R) Peppermint as Peppermint and Michelle Buteau as Mavis in Survival of the Thickest. Photo by: Vanessa Clifton/Netflix

The seies also stars Tone Bell (Fam, Disjointed), Christine Horn (Snowfall, The Lincoln Lawyer), and Tasha Smith (Empire, For Better or Worse) with Anissa Felix (Pose), Allan K. Washington (The Deuce), Ambre Anderson (When George Got Murdered, Power Book II: Ghost), Anna George (God Friended Me, Royal Pains), Anthony Michael Lopez (Half Life), Becca Blackwell (Jack in a Box), Christine Jones (Harlem), Garcelle Beauvais (The Magicians, Spider-Man: Homecoming), Hugh Moore (Rel, Superior Donuts), J. Riley Jr., Mark McKinnon (Blue Bloods), and Marouane Zotti (I May Destroy You).

(L-R) Michelle Buteau as Mavis, Tone Bell as Khalil, and Tasha Smith as Marley in Survival of the Thickest. Photo by: Netflix


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