BET has greenlit, Carl Weber’s The Black Hamptons , a new four-part original limited series.
The series is based on Weber’s novel of the same name and stars Lamman Rucker, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Elise Neal, Brian White, and Karon Riley. Mike Merrill, Blac Chyna, Acaron Spears, Daya Vaidya, Cameo Sherrell, Franklin Ojeda Smith, Jordan Smith, Jennifer Freeman, and David Andrews round out the cast.
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Set in the quaint town of Sag Harbor, Long Island, NY also known as “The Black Hamptons,” the series follows the brewing feud between the ‘Brittons’ and the ‘Johnsons,’ where the difference between old and new money is very apparent but only the tip of the iceberg. From the “glitz and gloss” of the Black elite to the “underbelly of wealth and prestige,” the new series shows the many layers of this 1%.
“This may be the funnest project I’ve ever worked on. Every day is fun in the sun. I am very grateful to BET for seeing the vision,” said Weber, Executive Producer, Writer and Showrunner of the show, in an official press release.
Trey Haley is attached to direct and co-executive producer for Tri Destined Studios. Nikaya D. Brown Jones is also executive producing for Tri Destined Studios and Carl Weber for Urban Books Media.
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“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Tri Destined Studios and Urban Books Media on a new addictive limited series,” said Maureen Guthman, SVP, Programming Content Strategy, BET. “BET’s ongoing commitment to telling compelling dramatic, character-driven original stories, anchored in the Black experience continues to propel our diverse storytelling to new heights.”
Grammy award-winning producer Rico Love serves as music supervisor. The series will make its BET debut in Summer 2022.
This is the second project of Weber’s that BET has turned into a series. Carl Weber’s The Family Business is currently in its third season.