Creator Alonge Hawes has announced that, in conjunction with Seeka TV, the web series will return to complete its inaugural season with three additional episodes. Seeka TV was founded in 2016 with headquarters in Minneapolis when Enstratius founders David Bagley (CEO) and George Reese (VP of Programming) joined with Dell Software CTO Donald Ferguson to build a filmmaker-oriented social viewing platform. On top of their online streaming services is a complete social viewing platform that integrates with popular social networking tools like Twitter and Facebook. Seeka TV viewers can easily share the shows they like and their commentary on those shows with their friends and followers. In fact, viewers can interact in real-time through scheduled Watch Parties that enable a group of friends to watch a show together with a single play/pause control and chat panel.
Blue Collar Hustle launched in February of this year, and proved itself quite popular, with a YouTube channel that has accumulated over 28,000 views and respectable acclaim from critics. After a successful crowd funding campaign, Alonge stated earlier this year that the series return was imminent. Today marks the fruition of that promise as Blue Collar Hustle will launch its fourth episode, entitled “Goddess” on May 20th. The episode will premiere on Seeka TV; who will enjoy a 2 week exclusivity period of each new episode before it becomes available on YouTube or any other platform.
“It is extremely gratifying to be able to complete our first season and to continually share with our audience the narrative of Ajani, Quan, Anthony, and Jose as they continue to hustle towards both their dreams and destinies. I want to extend my sincerest thanks to both our fans and Seeka TV for making this all possible.” Said Alonge.
“I really look for character-driven shows because they tend to keep your attention longer. What drew me to “Blue Collar Hustle” was the quality of the characters and I’m looking forward to watching those characters grow.” Said George Reese, Seeka TV co-founder and VP of Programming.
The series follows 4 young millennials from Stone Mountain, Ga. Who are looking to take fate into their own hands and start their own independent record label, all while juggling families, careers, and dealing with the realities of existing as black men in modern day society. It was created, written, and executive produced by Alonge Hawes, who also stars alongside Quentin Williams as Quan Banneker, Howard Woodburn as Anthony Lee, Shani Hawes as Asha Luna, Tijuana Agnew as Anaya Bassett, and Roberto “Sosa” Cruz as Jose Torres. The series is directed by Geoffrey Henderson and produced through his Geoffrey’s Planet film company.