BET NETWORKS AND TYLER PERRY STUDIOS ANNOUNCE THE REMAINING SERIES REGULARS FOR PERRY’S SECOND ORIGINAL SERIES, “SISTAS,” PREMIERING EXCLUSIVELY ON THE NETWORK THIS FALL
WRITTEN, DIRECTED, AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY TYLER PERRY, “SISTAS” WILL STAR CHIDO NWOKOCHA, DEVALE ELLIS, BRIAN JORDAN JR., KEVIN WALTON AND ANTHONY DALTON WHO JOIN THE ENSEMBLE CAST
New York, NY- Tuesday, August 13, 2019 – BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios announced today additional series regulars for Perry’s second original series for the network, “SISTAS.” Chido Nwokocha, DeVale Ellis, Brian Jordan Jr., Kevin Walton, and Anthony Dalton join previously announced cast KJ Smith, Ebony Obsidian, Mignon, and Novi Brown. “SISTAS,” follows a group of single black females as they navigate their complicated love life, careers and friendship through the ups-and-downs of living in a modern world of social media and unrealistic relationship goals. Premiering this fall on BET, the one-hour drama takes viewers on a roller coaster ride of emotions and hilarious moments that are the epitome of #squadgoals. Principal photography for “SISTAS” is underway at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.
Second wave announcement of series regulars include:
CHIDO NWOKOCHA will play GARY Marshall Borders
Gary is handsome, sexy, and smooth as silk. He is a very successful, wealthy CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Although married with kids, he longs to be with Andi (played by KJ Smith). He is driven, charismatic, and self-aware. Gary knows how to manipulate and can move in any circle he chooses.
DEVALE ELLIS will play ZAC
Zac is a working-class, blue-collar guy that works at the airport. He has high hopes and dreams but seems to feel unworthy of the women he dates. As Karen's (played by Ebony Obsidian) boyfriend of three years, he has confidence and insecurity issues. In search of his manhood, he makes some questionable decisions.
BRIAN JORDAN JR. will play MAURICE
Maurice is a bank teller who works with Sabrina (played by Novi Brown). He jokes with Sabrina that Calvin is more interested in him than he is in her. Maurice is a supportive friend who is also looking for love.
KEVIN WALTON will play AARON Carter
Aaron has recently gone through a tough break up. He deals with heartbreak in an uncompromising way and is not very forgiving. He has his own standards for his mate…my way or the highway. Could he and Karen ever work?
ANTHONY DALTON will play CALVIN ROdney
Calvin is successful, hard-working, and charming. From Brooklyn, he is the owner of a real estate company. He is genuinely looking for love, for a connection and lets Sabrina know that he's been wanting to ask her out for a long time. He is not bound by rules of masculinity. He defines himself and doesn’t let others do it for him.
“SISTAS” is written, directed and executive produced by Tyler Perry. Michelle Sneed will also serve as Executive Producer of the series for Tyler Perry Studios.
About Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry is an established American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, playwright, author and philanthropist. Tyler started his career writing plays, many of which later became the inspiration for his film projects and included the introduction of the iconic character, Madea. Tyler’s first feature film, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, debuted at number one nationwide in 2005. In the decade since, the 20 films directed by Tyler have all been met with massive commercial success and grossed over $2 billion. He has also stepped on the other side of the camera for other directors including David Fincher for Gone Girl, Rob Cohen for Alex Cross, Adam McCay for Vice, and helped release Academy Award-nominated Precious as Executive Producer. Tyler has also made an indelible mark in the television space. In 2007, he debuted the TBS series “House of Payne” which broke cable rating records, and later launched the equally successful “Meet the Browns” on the same network. In late 2012, Perry partnered with Oprah Winfrey to bring scripted programming to her cable network, OWN, with For Better or Worse, Love Thy Neighbor, If Loving You is Wrong, The Paynes, and The Haves and The Have Nots, which continues to break ratings. In July 2017, Perry continued to grow his empire by announcing a mega multiyear content partnership with Viacom covering TV, film, and short form video projects. Perry is currently in production for his multiple television series and will be celebrating the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios in October 2019.
ABOUT BET NETWORKS
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in nearly 85 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET Networks around the globe.
ABOUT TYLER PERRY STUDIOS
Tyler Perry Studios is a state-of-the art film and television production facility founded in 2006 by actor, producer, filmmaker, playwright and philanthropist Tyler Perry. Located in Atlanta, Georgia on the historic grounds of the former Fort McPherson army base, the new 330-acre campus is one of the largest production studios in the country. It boasts a variety of shooting locations including 40 buildings on the national register of historic places, 11 purpose-built sound stages, 200 acres of green space and an expansive backlot.
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