BET NETWORKS RENEWS CARL WEBER’S “THE FAMILY BUSINESS” FOR SEASON 2

12/19/19

BET NETWORKS RENEWS CARL WEBER’S “THE FAMILY BUSINESS” FOR SEASON 2

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Series to launch on its premium streaming service BET+ in 2020

NEW YORK, NY – December 19, 2019 --- Today, BET+ announced the return of Carl Weber’s “The Family Business” for a second season, to stream exclusively on BET+. “The Family Business” is based on the New York Times best-selling crime drama series, and follows the Duncans, an upstanding tight knit family that, by day, owns and operates an exotic car dealership in New York. By night, their business activities are more illicit in nature. Making a return to the cast will be Ernie Hudson, Valarie Pettiford, Darrin DeWitt Henson, Javicia Leslie, Sean Ringgold, Tami Roman, Miguel A. Nunez, Arrington Foster, KJ Smith, Dylan Weber, Yadi Valerio and Emilio Rivera. Special guest appearances include Michael Jai White, Christian Keyes, Eva La Rue, Robert Picardo, Anthony Montgomery, and Franky G. Tri Destined Studios’ creative team for the series includes Nikaya D. Brown Jones, serving as Showrunner and Executive Producer and Trey Haley, Co-executive Producer and Director. Carl Weber, author of the book series, serves as Showrunner and Executive Producer for Urban Books Media. Ernie Hudson also serves as Executive Producer. The 12-episode series recently started production under the helm of The Family Business Productions in Los Angeles and is slated to launch in 2020.

"We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Carl Weber’s “The Family Business” back for season two,” said Devin Griffin, General Manager, BET+. “We are thrilled to dig even deeper with Carl Weber and continue our amazing partnership to bring his best-selling book series to life for his fans. BET+ is committed to providing creators the freedom to tell unique Black stories that will resonate and entertain audiences; and this next season further demonstrates that commitment.”

“We are so happy for our entire cast and crew to join the BET+ platform. Once again, BET has allowed us to bring the vision of the characters from “The Family Business” novels to life. We could not be more thrilled to have The Duncans materialized from page to screen,” said Carl Weber.

Season 2 will pick up where Season 1 left off, as we witness the Duncans recover in the aftermath of a rival faction’s assault on their home, new rivals, family drama and of course, getting back to business.

ABOUT BET+

BET+ is a premium online streaming service with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios, BET+ allows users to stream Black culture including hit movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy, award shows, and specials, all in one place, commercial free. The new service from BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc., is the official home of Tyler Perry’s film, TV and stage works. The ad-free subscription video-on-demand service also provides users with access to original content from the likes of Will Packer, Tracy Oliver and many more. Visit BET.com/BETPlus to learn more.

ABOUT TRIDESTINED STUDIOS:

Tri Destined Studios was founded in 1998 to provide world-class film, television and multi-media productions that empower, entertain, and inspire urban and modern America. Tri Destined Studios, a subsidiary of Tri Destined Media Enterprises, Inc., is comprised of: Tri Destined Films, Tri Destined Television, and Tri Destined Independent. Our corporate mission is to be the number one trusted brand in urban entertainment, production, and distribution. Our other initiative is to partner with Small Businesses, Minority Owned Businesses and Corporations to provide product placement, cross promotion and brand imaging within our productions that value diversity, economic and community empowerment.

ABOUT CARL WEBER:

Carl Weber is a New York Times and #1 Essence® bestselling novelist. In addition to his writing, Weber is the founder and publisher of Urban Books and in 2005, he was named Blackboard’s Publisher of the Year. He is the owner of the Urban Knowledge chain of bookstores and a past recipient of Blackboard’s Bookseller of the Year award. Weber graduated from Virginia State University and holds an MBA in marketing from the University of Virginia.

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