an american family
BRANCHES is the story of a Black woman tech founder and entrepreneur who is drawn back to her hometown of Philadelphia upon the sudden death of her mother. As she reacquaints herself with a vibrant and energetic Philly and tends to family affairs, she begins to learn more about her family than she ever knew:
Her father, a Civil Rights Era icon who also had the rare distinction of being a Black gangster in the Italian mob;
Her mother, an innovative occult priestess celebrated everywhere from the streets of Philadelphia to the rain forests of the Amazon; and
Her uncle, who rose to the level of the Chief of Detectives as a Black man in the Philadelphia Police Department of the 1970s,
and the utterly unique suburban existence they forged amid their bold pursuits in notoriously secretive and dangerous worlds.
Based on incredible yet true events, this drama series is an unforgettable tale of the nexus of peculiar family businesses, devastating family secrets, and unbreakable familial bonds.