Women today are encouraged to be who they want to be. They need role models and examples to aspire to, and television shows often have a hand in inspiring society. Although women are included in many shows, there may not be enough stories about women in leadership positions or the technology industry. Beta, a soon to be released series, offers their audience a story about two women who become innovators in technology.
Beta tells the story of an unlikely pair of women. Audiences are introduced to Delta, an ambitious consultant, and Lini, her flamboyant assistant, as they leave their current corporate positions and decide to start their own tech company. After Lini convinces Delta to pursue her dream of becoming an entrepreneur, the two women learn that developing a startup is not as easy as it seems. The two women grow together as they face the ups and downs of starting a business, and Delta and Lini develop a strong partnership and friendship. The strange dynamic between unconventional business partners becomes a life-changing friendship between two women who realize they are stronger together.
Beta is told from Lini’s perspective as she writes a blog about her experience working with Delta. It is a show full of humor, sass, and heart that features startup culture, gender dynamics in the workplace and in business, and the complexity of modern-day feminism. The show’s trailer is already out, and the first season will be streamed starting January 1, 2021.
Beta is a series created by women to inspire women and young girls passionate about pursuing careers in the STEM fields. The show aims to break the stereotypes of what women in STEM look like or where they come from. This series hopes to start a critical dialogue about women’s contributions to developing and shaping the future.
Adriana Leonard and Carley Marcelle not only wrote and produced BETA, they also star as Lini and Delta, respectively. Adriana graduated from USC and continued her studies at Regents College in London. She has appeared in several film and television productions, including Mr. Church beside Eddie Murphy, Cross 2, NBC’s Chicago PD, and FOX’s Empire. As a filmmaker, she produced and starred in the short film Signing Out and the indie feature film Camouflage. Besides pursuing her writing and acting career, Adriana has been working to grow her production company Peanut Productions. Carley Marcelle is an actor, filmmaker, entrepreneur, marketing director, business strategist, and industrial organization specialist. She is a creative soul and a story lover. Aside from her work in the arts and entrepreneurship, Carley is also an inspirational speaker and host of the leadership podcast and community Reimagined Together.
With a wide array of expertise and a shared passion for telling stories that highlight the relationships that women have with other women, Adriana Leonard and Carley Marcelle created a robust piece of narrative work in Beta. “It shows women working together and rising together, which is something that people can relate to in workplaces across industries,” Adriana shares.
Beta is a series that aims to fill the gaps in the stories told about women. It is driven by their relationships and the success that women achieve when they support other women. The first season of Beta will be available on the show’s website starting January 1, 2021.