The 'Run the World' trailer is here—and Harlem is the real star

Updated: Dec 4, 2020


Screen grab of "Run the World"

The new Starz series "Run the World"—a "Sex and the City"-esque show about four Black best friends living in Harlem—has been filming all across the neighborhood this fall.


The eight-episode series features the up-and-coming actresses Amber Stevens West, Andrea Bordeaux, Bresha Webb, and Corbin Reidbut judging from the first trailer, present-day Harlem is the real star.



A focus on the neighborhood is definitely part of the plan. "'Run the World' is a love letter to Black women and a love letter to Harlem," the show's creator and writer, Leigh Davenport, said in statement.


As we wait for the release date—sometime in 2021—here's a look at the most recognizable locations in the teaser.


Listed from south to north, they make a great walking tour of the neighborhood:


1. Harlem Meer

Central Park, Fifth Ave and 110th Street


Harlem Meer in the northeast corner of Central Park

2. Apartment on Central Park North with views of the park

W 110th St and Lenox Ave


3. Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market

52 W 116th St between Fifth and Lenox Aves


The Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market on 116th Street

4. Brownstones in the Mount Morris Park Historic District

W 121st St between Mt. Morris Park West and Lenox Ave


5. Lenox Avenue in the Mount Morris Park Historic District

Lenox Ave and W 121st St


6. Harriet Tubman Memorial by Alison Saar

St. Nicholas Ave and W 122nd St


The Harriet Tubman Memorial on St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem

7. 1 train approaching the elevated station on 125th Street

Broadway between W 123rd and W 124th Sts


8. Ginny's Supper Club

Red Rooster, 310 Malcolm X Blvd between W 125th and W 126th Sts


9. Under the Riverside Viaduct

12th Ave between W 125th St and W 135th Sts


Under the Riverside Viaduct in West Harlem

ICYMI: Film crews return to Harlem for new Starz series 'Run the World'


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