The Village revolves around a Brooklyn apartment building that looks ordinary—until you set foot inside and experience the intricate web of relationships that give this building its real character. “The people who reside here have built a bonded family of friends and neighbors,” the official synopsis explains. “Sarah’s a nurse and single mom raising a creative teen; Gabe's a young law student who got a much older and unexpected roommate; Ava must secure the future of her young, U.S.-born son when ICE comes knocking; Nick's a veteran who's returned from war; and the heart and soul of the building, Ron and Patricia, have captivating tales all their own.”
Playing one half of the show’s “heart and soul” (namely Patricia), Lorraine Toussaint is excited about The Village’s compassionate perspective on modern American life, particularly in this time of widespread apathy, corruption, and deceit. “It’s about how we take care of each other and all of the issues that come up in everyday life that we often keep to ourselves,” she says. “It’s a show that speaks to the best of who we are as human beings and how we are meant to take care of each other and that’s what we do in this building. I’m especially proud to be a part of this at this moment in time.”
In essence, The Village is an exploration of family, but one that transcends that term’s traditional definition. As the synopsis explains, “these are the hopeful, heartwarming and challenging stories of life that prove family is everything—even if it’s the one you make with the people around you.”
The Village premieres midseason on CTV.