The latest show-business take on Martha’s Vineyard is Our Kind of People, a nighttime soap airing Tuesdays on Fox. Adapted by producer Lee Daniels from Lawrence Otis Graham’s nonfiction book Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class, the series is nominally set in Oak Bluffs but shot in Wilmington, N.C.

The first episode, Reparations, briskly introduced the main characters and plunged them into conflict. Single mom and aspiring businesswoman Angela (Yaya DaCosta) has staked everything on her campaign to enter black society in Oak Bluffs, depicted as an exclusive and snobbish network determined to freeze out the upstart.

Angela and her chief tormentor Leah (Nadine Ellis), heir to the Franklin family’s industrial empire, both have troubled teen daughters who are embroiled in their own social conflicts and secrets.

Our Kind of People also stars Joe Morton as Leah’s father, Morris Chestnut as Leah’s husband and Lance Gross as a millionaire attracted to Angela.

Episode two, titled My Mother, Myself, airs Sept. 28 at 9 p.m. on Fox.