Tuesday, April 10, 2018

BET Gives Series Orders to 'Boomerang' Reboot, 'American Soul' and 'Peachtree Place'

BET is officially doubling down on scripted programming. The cable network has today handed out series orders to a comedic reboot of the 1992 Eddie Murphy film Boomerang, comedy Peachtree Place and period drama American Soul.

The reboot of Boomerang revolves around a successful executive who finds that his lifestyle choices have turned back on him when his new boss turns out to be a bigger deviant than he is. It's an updated version that explores contemporary workplace dynamics, including the changing role of gender, office politics, relationships and the conflicts between Generation X and millennials.

However, no writer or producing team is currently attached to the 10-episode series. Paramount Television will produce though.

Inspired by the personal trials and professional successes of a young, ambitious and troubled impresario Don Cornelius, American Soul is an unflinching look at the entrepreneur, his Soul Train dancers, crew and musicians in a cutthroat Hollywood in the 1970s and how they work, play, rise and fall against the backdrop of the show most responsible for the way African-American culture was perceived by the world.

Devon Greggory created the drama. He executive produces with Jesse Collins and Jonathan Prince. Tony Cornelius and Andy Horne will co-executive produce. Jesse Collins Entertainment will produce.

Peachtree Place follows five 30-somethings living in Atlanta as they try to build professional and personal lives they can be proud of, but the one thing they don't have keeps impeding their progress: love. Unresolved feelings from college are uncovered and secrets revealed, forcing these friends to finally deal with uncomfortable truths about each other.

Felischa Marye created the comedy. She will serve as a co-executive producer with Sheila Ducksworth. Will Packer is an executive producer. Will Packer Media produces.