The temperature may be getting cooler, but BET+ is still turning up the heat with a slate of new movies and series premiering this fall.
From the return of fan-favorites The Impact Atlanta, Carl Weber’s The Black Hamptons and Kingdom Business and the debut of highly anticipated biopics “Love & Murder: Atlanta Playboy” and “First Lady of BMF: Tonesa Welch Story” to the arrival of three new thrillers just in time for Halloween, BET+ has what you need to stay entertained this fall and reveling in Black excellence while you do it.
Amazing performances by Yolanda Adams and Serayah (Kingdom Business), Taye Diggs (Love & Murder: Atlanta Playboy), Michelle Mitchenor (First Lady of BMF: Tonesa Welch Story), Lamman Rucker and Vanessa Bell Calloway (Carl Weber’s The Black Hamptons), Denise Boutte (The Despaired) and more as well as the directorial debut of Vivica A Fox (First Lady of BMF: Tonesa Welch Story).
“Love & Murder: Atlanta Playboy” Part One and Two – September 21 (Part One) / September 28 (Part Two)
When Lance, a successful Atlanta businessman renowned in equal measure for both revolutionizing the city’s 911 system and his womanizing ways, is found murdered in his own home, questions and allegations abound as to who might have wanted him dead. An investigation into the murder is launched which reveals the truths and suspicions behind Lance’s professional and personal life. Was it a business rival, threatened by Lance’s bid for a big contract? Was it a scorned lover jealous of the place occupied in Lance’s bed?
“The Impact Atlanta” (new episodes weekly) and “First Lady of BMF: Tonesa Welch Story” – October 5th
Inspired by a true-life story, Tonesa Welch is a middle-class woman, raised in 1980s Detroit, who becomes seduced by the limelight and adventure of being in the drug game. Tonesa meets H, an older, sophisticated head of a drug organization who gives her a taste of the good life. But when H gets locked up, Tonesa forges a new path with a young, trusted confidante (Southwest T). Together, they build a notorious drug empire that puts Tonesa on a path of crime, drugs, infidelity, deception, and redemption.
Cast: Michelle Mitchenor, Tobias Truvillion, Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore, Kellie Williams, Leon, Tristin Fazekas, Faith Malonte and Daphnique Springs
“Wake” – October 12th
A brilliant MIT physics professor with severe narcolepsy must venture out of the high-tech, protective video environment of her home when she believes the woman she’s fallen in love with has become endangered by a new famous neighbor with a violent and criminal past after he moves into their upscale neighborhood and takes an interest in her friend.
Cast: Shoniqua Shandai, J. Alphonse Nicholson, Parker McKenna Posey, DeRay Davis
“God’s Grace: The Sheila Johnson Story” – October 19th
Sheila Marie Johnson had to retire from the Air Force at age 43 after being diagnosed with stage IV metastatic breast cancer. With the emotional support of her father, daughter and best friend, Sheila later goes on to found an advocacy group to support and empower Black women and men diagnosed with the disease.
Cast: Demetria McKinney, Drew Sidora, Michael Beach, DeVon Franklin?
“The Despaired” – October 26th
A grieving mail carrier finds a mysterious letter that resurrects her husband from the dead, with the race against time she must make three sacrifices before he’s banished to the abyss for eternity.
Cast: Denise Boutte, Drew Sidora, Jared Wofford, Jon Avery, TC Carson, CJ Sykes, Jason Louder, Tom Carr, Stevie Baggs
Donovan Jones, a businessman who lives in California with his beautiful wife Simone, receives a phone call from an Estate Attorney. She informs him that his aunt Velma and uncle Rufus have passed away and also tells Donovan that he is the sole beneficiary of their estate.
When he travels to rural Georgia to fulfill his aunt and uncle’s wishes, he learns that Rufus was brutally murdered. In life, Rufus and Velma practiced black magic. In death, Rufus will possess and use Donovan as a vessel to murder those who killed him as well as their descendants.
Cast: Kareem J. Grimes, Dane DiLiegro, Caylee Cowan, Jade Harlow, Christopher Sky, Paris Bravo, Desiree Mitchell, Jhone Y. Lucas, Phrederic Semaj, April Hale, Justin Safier, Lindsay Diann, Caitlin O’Connor, Paris Dylan, Chris Moss, David Josh Lawrence, Emelina Adams, Christian Howard, Mike Ferguson, Dale Resteghini, Janessa Morgan.
“Kingdom Business: Season 2” (new episodes weekly) – November 2nd
“Kingdom Business” explores the gospel music industry through the multiple lenses of family, faith, love and the redemptive power of music. This season, the scandalous antecedent events of lust, love, and denial have caused a kingdom in chaos! In defense
of their faith-filled legacy, the Jordan family fights for their gospel record label, their positions in the church, and even their lives. All the while, disgraced gospel phenom, Rbel, struggles to secure justice for Dani and escape her own demons. As family members reunite, new alliances form, and old secrets surface…Rbel searches for answers, and Denita battles to retain her gospel throne.
Series Regulars: Yolanda Adams, Serayah, Chaundre Hall-Broomfield, Michael Jai White, Michael Beach.
“Carl Weber’s The Black Hamptons: Season 2” (new episodes weekly) – November 23rd
A family drama set in the quaint town of Sag Harbor known as “The Black Hamptons” follows the lives of the Brittons and the Johnsons where the difference between old money and new money is very apparent. Carl Weber’s “The Black Hamptons” not only features the glitz and gloss of the Black elite, but also exposes the secrets of wealth and prestige. With a mix of legacy families, their friends, wannabes and thirsty developers, drama can never be too far behind. Based on a novel by The New York Times best-selling author Carl Weber, “The Black Hamptons” stars Lamman Rucker, Vanessa Bell Calloway and Elise Neal.
Cast: Lamman Rucker, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Elise Neal, Brian White, KaRon Riley, Mike Merrill, Angela ‘Blac Chyna’ White, Aaron Spears, Daya Vaidya, Cameo Sherrell, Jennifer Freeman.