Victoria Rowell’s Dramatic Opioid Crisis Mini-series
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Young and Restless actress’ latest film.
Soaps.com has learned that Young and the Restless alum, Victoria Rowell (Drucilla Barber Winters), will be starring in a new mini-series set to air on Urban Movie Channel (UMC), entitled Jacqueline and Jilly, which she also executive-produced and directed for Days Ferry Productions. The actress took to social media to share the news about the premiere of the series, which takes place December 10 at the Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street Northwest, Washington, D.C.
Jacqueline and Jilly is a timely series which addresses the opioid crisis. The tagline is ‘Three women, two shattered dreams, one addiction’. While Jacqueline and her husband, Magnus, become distant due to their political careers, their daughter, Jilly turns to her bohemian boyfriend, Paul, for comfort, and after a fall from her horse, develops an addiction to an opioid painkiller. When Jilly’s involved in a car accident, her parents, along with her grandmother, Zilah, rush to be with her. What follows is the story of how Jacqueline and Magnus deal with their daughter’s addiction, and the family secrets that are exposed among the three women as the healing takes place.
Victoria Rowell plays Jacqueline in the mini-series, and other cast members include, Richard Brooks (Being Mary Jane), Daphne Maxwell Reid (Fresh Prince of Bel Air), and Nikko Austen Smith (Queen Sugar). Jacqueline and Jilly’s website states, “The World Health Organization estimates approximately two million people in the U.S. alone are addicted to prescription opioids. This is the story of one.” The Jacqueline and Jilly mini-series is coming soon to UMC and Prime Video.
If you, or anyone you know is in crisis, please visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline.
— Victoria Rowell (@victoriarowell) December 2, 2018