Posted by | Cyrena Rose

Humor Mill is reporting Morris Chestnut just closed a development deal with BET!  The deal includes a starring vehicle for the actor, in a show that he will also develop, while also developing other new projects for the network..

BET is moving into unprecedented territory with several new and upcoming shows with several key actors who are known in the African American community as icons; and it seems that the first one up is Chestnut.

This is on top of the existing development deal that the network has with Team-Akil (Mara Brock and Salim), which has already been fruitful for BET.

This is not new territory for Chestnut as he recently was one of the producers on the hit film Takers (which starred Idris Elba and Michael Ealy, Chris Brown & T.I.) and he also Executive Produced the film Not Easily Broken which he also starred with Taraji P Henson.

No word yet on what shows are in development or the other projects, but stay tuned as this story is developing ~ RC will keep you updated!