BET+ PREMIERES NEW ORIGINAL DRAMA “DARK MONEY”

03/18/20

The four-part series from Levi David Addai is now streaming

exclusively on BET+

NEW YORK, NY – January 15, 2020 --- Tomorrow, BET+ premieres original drama “Dark Money” across all platforms the service is available. The four-part BET+ original tells the fictional story of the Mensahs, an ordinary working-class family from North London whose youngest son, Isaac (Max Fincham), upon returning home from filming a major Hollywood movie, shatters the family’s world when he reveals he was abused by a renowned filmmaker while abroad. The show explores the impossible set of decisions and the consequences that follow when Issac’s parents, Manny (Babou Ceesay), and Sam Mensah’s (Jill Halfpenny) decide to accept a substantial pay-off in return for their silence. A timely and relevant story about the struggle to heal, protect those you love and seek justice in the face of unfathomable trauma; attempting to answer the question “what is the real cost of silence?”

“Dark Money” continues the mission of BET+ to bring rich, multi-faceted stories that span the full spectrum of the Black experience. Set in London, starring an extraordinarily diverse cast, it’s story spanning two countries and focused on a blended family; whose members, in their own right are imperfect, but together are redefining the meaning of trust, family and unconditional love. “Dark Money” premieres Thursday, January 16 on BET+.

Watch and post the trailer now: http://qlnk.io/ql/5dfbed7be4b02996e395b1a3

Dark Money’s” stellar cast includes Bafta-nominated Babou Ceesay (Damilola, Our Loved Boy, Best of Enemies) and Jill Halfpenny (Three Girls, In The Club), Max Fincham (The Alienist), Rebecca Front (War and Peace, Poldark), Susan Wokoma (Crazyhead, Chewing Gum), Olive Gray (Home from Home), Ellen Thomas (Teachers, EastEnders), Arnold Oceng (The Good Lie), Joseph May (Resident Evil), Rudi Dharmalingam (Our Girl) and Gary Beadle (EastEnders).

“Dark Money” was written and executive produced by the Bafta-nominated writer Levi David Addai and directed by Lewis Arnold (Broadchurch, Humans). George Faber and Mark Pybus for The Forge Entertainment and Lucy Richer for BBC One served as the series executive producers. Erika Hossington also served as producer.

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.

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