Tuesday, March 21, 2023

BET+ Orders 8 Episodes of Dark Comedy 'Diarra From Detroit' Created by and Starring Diarra Kilpatrick

BET+ has today given a series order to the original comedy series Diarra From Detroit created by and starring Diarra Kilpatrick (The Last O.G., Perry Mason). The first season will produce 8 episodes, which will premiere later this year.

The dark comedy follows a divorcing schoolteacher (Kilpatrick) with an acerbic sense of humor who refuses to believe she's been ghosted by her rebound Tinder date. Her search for the missing man pulls her into a decades-old mystery involving the Detroit underworld.

Kilpatrick will executive produce with Kenya Barris and Miles Orion Feldsott. Erynn Sampson will serve as a producer. BET Studios and Khalabo Ink Society will produce.

"We are so excited to partner with Diarra," said Aisha Summers Burke, Executive Vice President and General Manger, BET Studios. "She represents the next generation of content creators, boldly embracing the role of a multi-hyphenate as a writer, actress, and producer. With a unique and authentic voice, Diarra's storytelling is fearless, funny, and subversive. We are thrilled to have her part of the BET family."

"When Kenya called, I jumped at the opportunity to work with BET Studios," added Kilpatrick. "It's a dream come true to work with Scott, Aisha, Devin, Kenya and their teams and to have a space to create stories for everyone that center the Black experience. It's a privilege to write, perform, and EP with this sharp and collaborative team supporting me. I'm so grateful."