‘Ackee & Saltfish’ Web Series Brings Fresh Look at Black Women

By Qimmah Saafir Mar 24, 2015

Issa Rae’s web series "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl," which led to book and HBO deals, has opened the door a bit wider for online sitcoms by people of color.

British filmmaker Cecile Emeke provides a hilarious look at two best friends from England with her new web series "Ackee & Saltfish." The new show (named after a well-known Caribbean dish) follows the lives of main characters Rachel and Olivia. With plots built around everyday struggles such as scoring Lauryn Hill tickets and playing tennis with dignity, Emeke writes Rachel and Olivia in a way that allows them to be themselves, free of typecasting and stereotypes. The series stemmed from a short film by Emeke of the same name. 

Check out the show and film at ackeeandsaltfish.co.uk.