Super producer and filmmaker Will Packer is teaming up with BET for a brand new series titled Bigger. The 30-minute scripted comedy featuring Angell Conwell, Tanisha Long and Chase Anthony will appear on the network’s new streaming service BET+ this fall.
Bigger takes place in the East Atlanta neighborhood of “Little Five Points” ( I love that place) and follows a single-black-woman who is dealing with the threat of marriage to a boring-in-bed boyfriend and the sudden, random death of a college acquaintance. The tragedy drives her ambitious group of friends to take a deeper look at their stagnant lives, asking themselves— is there something bigger and better in life.
Joining the above mentioned cast members are Rasheda Crockett and Tristen Winger with Warren Burke and Terrence T. Terrell in recurring roles. The show, which was once titled as Peachtree Place, recently wrapped production this summer in Atlanta.
“I’m excited about bringing this cast of some of the most talented new voices in television to this great new medium,” said Packer.
Check out the character breakdown:
Tanisha Long plays Layne Roberts, a quirky, simple beauty who has been holding herself back, both in love and in life, and has found herself at a major crossroads. Her straight-laced boyfriend Greg (played by Warren Burke)has just proposed, but she’s not sure if playing it safe is her style, especially when the handsome and adventurous Reggie (played by Terrence T. Terrell) is now very interested in her. Meanwhile, her vintage store needs a serious boost. Layne is upbeat, fun, and positive, but constantly second-guessing herself has started to become a problem. She is about to start taking some risks, for better or for worse.
Angell Conwell plays Veronica Yates, who carries herself with genuine confidence and knows how to make heads turn. Her real-estate business has been doing well, leaving her in an excellent position to be the advice-giver in her group of friends. Veronica encourages Layne to have a little fun while she’s still young.
Rasheda Crockett plays Tracey Davis, a fun-loving, social media influencer who wants to be Hollywood -level famous. She is always up for a good time as long as she can snap an Instagram photo in the process. She’s built up quite a following online but is secretly worried that her time in the spotlight might be slipping away.
Chase Anthony plays Deon Lewis, a well-groomed and fit, full of swagger guy, who may act comically frugal but is actually a very successful businessman. At work, however, his swagger is gone. He’s trying to play the game and move up in the world even as his co-workers seem to get the opportunities he deserves.
Tristen Winger plays Vince Carpenter, a cutie with an odd 90s throwback fashion sense. He is a talented, old school DJ who can’t help but get frustrated with the younger generation as they encroach on his game. He’s got the chops to make it as a DJ, but his style is outdated, and he’s having trouble letting it go.
RECURRING GUEST CAST
Warren Burke plays Greg Washington, a conservatively dressed, and the ultimate play-it-safe kind of guy. He is a successful doctor who loves Layne and treats her well, but doesn’t exactly make sparks fly in the bedroom. After a surprise proposal, Greg offers Layne some time to think about it but hopes she’ll say yes.
Terrence T. Terrell plays Reggie Langford, a strong, tall, sexy and bearded guy, who might not be the most romantic man in the world, but he’s charming and sultry, and has a sense of humor about the fact that he’s great in bed. After a few nights with him, Layne sees Reggie as the perfect low-stakes, adventurous counter to her boring but safe relationship with Greg.
Bigger was created by Felisha Marye and executive produced by Packer and Devon Shepard who also served as the showrunner.
Will you be tuning in?