Saturday, April 6, 2019

Halle Berry-Produced 'Boomerang' Renewed For Second Season

Simone, Bryson and the gang are coming back for a second season. 'Boomerang', the BET series produced by Lena Waithe and Academy Award winner Halle Berry, who starred in the original movie, has been picked up for a second season. Read details below:

Deadline: BET announced today that the subversive relationship comedy Boomerang is coming back around for a new season while the groovin’ Don Cornelius-infused period drama American Soul will also return to the network with some new dance moves.

The news comes ahead of the season finale of American Soul which will air at 9 pm ET/PT and be followed by a special episode of Boomerang written by Jenny Lee and Emmy award winner Lena Waithe, who serves as executive producer of the series alongside Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry.

“BET Networks is so proud to be the television home for the compelling scripted series, Boomerang and American Soul,” said Scott Mills, President, BET Networks. “Our continued partnership demonstrates BET’s commitment to the elevation of creative and authentic storytelling that viewers expect from the brand.

Based on the iconic ’90s romantic comedy starring Eddie Murphy and Berry and produced by Paramount Television, Boomerang takes place about 25 years after the events of Marcus Graham’s (who was played by Eddie Murphy in the original feature) womanizing adventures and the gloriousness of Lady Eloise and Strangé. It centers on Marcus and Angela Lewis’s (played by Berry in the film) daughter Simone Graham (Tetona Jackson) and Bryson Broyer (son of Jaqueline Broyer, who was played by Robin Givens in the movie). The two are making moves as marketing professionals — like their parents. While they attempt to step out of their parents’ shadows, they try to navigate the terrain of relationships with their friends.

Said Waithe of the renewal: “Making Boomerang has been one of the highlights of my career and the positive feedback we’ve gotten from fans and critics has been so validating, I’m beyond excited to dive even deeper into these characters’ lives in season two.”

Berry added, “I’m so proud of these young actors and the heart, depth and modern reality that they bring to this series. They are truly ambassadors of our culture and their generation.”

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