OWN Sets June Premiere Date for ‘Ambitions’

OWN has set a June 18 date for its new drama series Ambitions from producer Will Packer.

The series explores the sexy, deceitful machinations of love, power and politics in Atlanta, and centers around the intense rivalry between formidable legal eagles Stephanie Lancaster (Robin Givens) and Amara Hughes (Essence Atkins), former best friends from college who find themselves adversaries in both their personal and professional lives, according to OWN

Ambitions is created by executive producer/writer Jamey Giddens and produced by Will Packer Media in association with Lionsgate and Lionsgate-owned distributor Debmar-Mercury.

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