Two years down the line now after Tyler Perry signed a 5-television project content deal with Viacom (BET parent company), Tyler is already in the lead to develop his second series titled ‘Sistas’ for the network.
The series is described as a dramatic comedy centered on a group of single black females from different walks of life who bond over their one common thread: Why am I single? The storyline will have viewers watch the women navigate their complicated love lives, careers and friendships through the ups and downs of living in a modern world of social media and unrealistic relationship goals.
Picked up straight into production, the hour-long dramatic series has on its cast list; The KJ Smith, Ebony Obsidan, Mignon Von and Novi Brown and will premiere this fall on BET. Perry will executive produce, write and direct the show.
Under the Perry and Viacom deal, the ‘Acrimony’ filmmaker is on contract to produce two dramas, two comedies and a live holiday-themed production all to air on BET between October 2019 and September 2020. Details of the remaining series are yet to be announced.
Perry, whose name and reputation is familiar with the BET network also doubles as a partner in BET’s forthcoming streaming service, BET+ which will launch this fall. It will feature a mixture of library content from various Viacom brands as well as Perry’s former TBS comedies ‘House of Payne’ and ‘Meet the Browns’.