Freaknik and Family Drama Collide in BET+’s New Drama ‘Perimeter’ [TRAILER]

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BET+ is set to premiere the new drama series “Perimeter” on February 29th, featuring a captivating storyline set in 1990s Atlanta. Directed by Armani Ortiz, known for “Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story,” the series follows the Dawn family against the backdrop of Freaknik and the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Starring Tatyana Ali, Ava Mone’t, and Donovan Christie Jr., “Perimeter” delves into the life of Paige (Mone’t), a Spelman College sophomore whose world takes a turn when she falls for a problematic love interest. The series also explores the political ambitions of Councilman Robert Dawn (Christie) and the efforts of his wife, Connie (Ali), to keep the family intact. The intricate personal drama unfolds against the iconic events of Freaknik and the 1996 Summer Olympics.

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Malcolm Xavier, Jalen Gilbert, Wes Montez, Jordan Coleman, Sharon Conley, Evan Gamble, and Shawn Vaughn round out the cast.

The show aims to capture the unique atmosphere of Atlanta in the early ’90s, as described by Ortiz: “Exploring Atlanta in the early ’90s is like finding a cave full of diamonds.” Ortiz emphasizes the opportunity to narrate the city’s story through the eyes of a young cast growing alongside it, highlighting Atlanta’s emergence as America’s Black Mecca.

Tyler Perry serves as an executive producer alongside Ortiz, who is also the series writer. Producers include Asante White and Deance Wyatt.

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BET+ adopts a unique release format, unveiling the first four episodes of “Perimeter” on February 29th. Ortiz explains the decision, stating, “When pitching the show, we knew that a single pilot episode wouldn’t be worthy of the story we are trying to tell. With the help of Tyler Perry and BET, we committed to doing the first four episodes of the series to give people a taste of what to truly expect with Perimeter season one.”

Check out the trailer below.

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