BET+ SETS THURSDAY, APRIL 7 FOR ORIGINAL SERIES “AMERICAN GANGSTER: TRAP QUEENS” SEASON 3

03/31/22

Hip Hop Icon Lil’ Kim Returns to Narrate

 All New Episodes Chronicling the Lives of Some of America’s Most Infamous Female Criminals

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(NEW YORK – March 31, 2022) – BET+ announces Thursday, April 7th, for the Season 3 launch of its original series AMERICAN GANGSTER: TRAP QUEENS. Narrated by rap legend Lil’ Kim, the true crime series returns with ten all-new episodes (five will be available on 4/7; the remaining five will be released at a later date). Premiere episodes will feature the stories of Kimberly Smedley, Candace Wilson, Gina Cabell, Shontel Greene, and Tonia Taylor; whose crimes range from black market butt injections to dark web identity theft, opioid pill mills and drug trafficking.


This season of TRAP QUEENS will offer epic, tragic and significant cautionary tales of women seduced by the allure of the underworld to become ultimate crime bosses. Viewers will witness their rise to a fantasy world of riches built on crime before an inescapable fall when they’re forced to face the severe consequences of their actions. The series portrays each Queen’s compelling story through first-hand accounts interwoven with archival footage and subtle recreations giving viewers a resonant and visceral experience.


“Trap Queens combines great storytelling with the real-life journeys of female crime bosses as they rise, fall, and seek redemption,” said Judge Greg Mathis, the series executive producer.


The “AMERICAN GANGSTER: TRAP QUEENS” series is executive produced by Arthur Smith and Frank Sinton of A. Smith & Co. Productions, alongside Daytime Emmy Award-winner and activist, Judge Greg Mathis. Delece James, and Jackson Nguyen also serve as executive producers. Andrena Hale and David Rock serve as co-executive producers.

For more information, visit the series show page on BET.com. Follow @BETPlus across social media platforms and join in the conversation using the hashtag #AmericanGangster.


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ABOUT BET+

BET+ is the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience, with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET 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 ViacomCBS 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 including hit series First Wives Club from Tracey Oliver, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless and Bruh, Will Packer’s Bigger, hit unscripted anthology series American Gangster Trap Queens, exclusive originals from Carl Weber including The Family Business, Sacrifice and Influence to name a few. Visit BET.Plus to learn more and follow @BETPlus on social to join the conversation and get the latest.


ABOUT A. SMITH & CO. PRODUCTIONS

A. Smith & Co. Productions creates some of the most innovative, highly rated, and high-quality programming for the domestic and international television marketplace. Founded by Chairman Arthur Smith, an unscripted TV pioneer who was inducted into the Realscreen Awards Hall of Fame and named Broadcasting & Cable’s “Producer of the Year,” the company has produced over 5,000 hours of award-winning programming, more than 200 shows, for more than 50 networks and platforms, with formats sold to well over 120 territories. For two decades, A. Smith & Co. has been a global leader in non-fiction television for productions, including “Hell’s Kitchen” (FOX), “American Ninja Warrior” (NBC), “Profiled: The Black Man” (discovery+/OWN), the NFL’s “Pro Bowl Skills Showdown” (ESPN), “Welcome to Plathville” (TLC), “American Ninja Warrior Junior” (Peacock), Season two of “Floor is Lava” (Netflix), “The Titan Games” (NBC), “Mental Samurai” (FOX), “Ellen’s Next Great Designer” (HBO Max), “Voices of Fire” (Netflix), “American Gangster: Trap Queens” (BET+), “Unsung” (TV One) and more. For more information, please visit https://www.asmithco.com/.


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