Thursday, November 7, 2019

Tyler Perry Sets Up Comedy 'Bruh' and Drama 'Ruthless' at BET+

Following the successful launches of dramas The Oval and Sistas on BET, Tyler Perry is expanding his scripted roster with the original comedy Bruh and the original drama Ruthless - which will air exclusively on BET+. Both shows are expected to debut in 2020.

Tyler Perry will write, direct and executive produce both new series. Michelle Sneed will also executive produce both. Tyler Perry Studios will produce.

Comedy Bruh revolves around a group of "bruhs" that will unravel the stereotypes of African-American men and manage to maintain their brother-like relationships, while finding love and fulfilling careers.

The cast will include Barry Brewer, Mahdi Cocci, Phillip Mullings Jr., Monti Washington, Chandra Currelley, Candice Renee and Alyssa Goss.

Drama Ruthless tells the story of a young woman who becomes entangled in a scandalous cult of powerful sex-crazed fanatics, who she must now play along with until she can find a way to free herself and her young daughter.

The cast features Melissa L. Williams, Matt Cedeño, Lenny Thomas, Yvonne Senat Jones, Baadja-Lyne Odums, Jaime Callica, Nirine S. Brown, Blue Kimble, Stephanie Charles, Herve Clermont, Anthony Bless and Bobbi Baker James.

"I'm so grateful for the millions of fans who have been watching the new shows on BET," said Perry. "And this is only the beginning. I'm excited to bring these two new dynamic series to the BET+ family and continue to tell stories of high stakes drama with emerging talent."

"Our landmark partnership with Tyler Perry has delivered beyond our expectations," added Scott Mills, President, BET. "We are thrilled with the ratings performance of Tyler Perry's first two original television series and can't wait to bring fans more of the content they love on our premium streaming product BET+. Our streaming service is a natural extension of BET's linear network, and Tyler Perry is the perfect partner. The combination of new, original shows and his robust library of popular movies, series and stage plays that Tyler brings to our joint venture strengthens our position in the streaming landscape and drives subscriber growth, viewership and retention."