BET+ is adding two original Tyler Perry productions to its robust programming roster—Tyler Perry’s Bruh and Tyler Perry’s Ruthless. The news comes on the heels of Perry’s hit series The Oval claiming the #1 spot as the new scripted series for general market P18-49 for all of cable TV.
“I’m so grateful for the millions of fans who have been watching the new shows on BET. 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,” said Tyler Perry.
Tyler Perry’s Bruh is a comedy that will unravel the stereotypes of African American men and manage to maintain their brother-like relationships, while finding love and fulfilling careers. It stars Barry Brewer (“Games People Play”) playing John Watts, Mahdi Cocci (“The Gifted”) playing Tom Brooks, Phillip Mullings Jr. (“American Soul”) playing Mike Alexander, Monti Washington (“Games People Play”) playing Bill Frazier, Chandra Currelley (“Madea’s Big Happy Family”) playing Alice Watts, Candice Renee (“BODIED”) playing Regina and Alyssa Goss (“The Bobby Brown Story”) playing Pamela.
Tyler Perry’s Ruthless is a new one-hour drama about 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. It features Melissa L. Williams (“Tyler Perry’s The Oval”) as Ruth Truesdale, Matt Cedeño, (“Power”) as The Highest, Lenny Thomas (“The Blacklist”) as Dikhan, Yvonne Senat Jones (“The Bobby Brown Story”) as Tally, Baadja-Lyne Odums (“This is us”) as Marva, Jaime Callica (“Unreal”) as Brian, Nirine S. Brown (“Wicked: The Musical”) as Lynn, Blue Kimble (“Being Mary Jane”) as Andrew, Stephanie Charles (“The Paynes”) as Sarah, Herve Clermont (“One Life To Live”) as Mack, Anthony Bless (“Tyler Perry’s Sistas”) as Malcolm Green and Bobbi Baker James (“House of Payne”) as Cynthia.
Principal photography for Tyler Perry’s Ruthless is underway at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.
“Our landmark partnership with Tyler Perry is off to a fantastic start with the breakout success of The Oval, the #1 new scripted series on cable, and Sistas,” said Scott Mills, President of BET Networks “We’re thrilled that Tyler has created these two exciting new series exclusively for our rapidly growing streaming service, BET+. Bruh and Ruthless will join BET+’s other hit original series, including Tracy Oliver’s First Wives Club, Will Packet’s Bigger and BET’s American Gangster, and allow us to continue to super-serve our subscribers’ demand for premium original African American content.”
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