Lena Waithe and Halle Berry to Produce BOOMERANG on BET
Halle Berry and Lena Waithe will executive produce the BET series currently in the works, Boomerang, according to Variety.
The series is based on the 1992 American romantic comedy film in which Berry starred alongside Robin Givens and Eddie Murphy. The new series will follow the lives of Jacqueline Boyer's son and Marcus and Angela Graham's daughter as they try to step out of their parents' shadows and make a legacy of their own.
Berry said, "I'm thrilled to team up with Lena on this project as she is without a DOUBT a leading voice of her generation and a trail blazer in her own right. I'm truly excited to be a part of bringing this iconic and beloved film to the small screen."
The show, which will premiere in 2019, will be a 10-episode half-hour series and will be produced by BET Networks and Paramount Television. Ben Cory Jones will be the showrunner and executive produce along with Rishi Rajani from Hillman Grad Productions, Berry, and Waithe. The pilot was co-written by Waithe and Jones and Dime Davis will direct.
"This is less of a reboot and more of a continuation of the original story," said Waithe. "There's no point in trying to remake a classic. It can't be done. So we want to create something fresh that speaks to a new generation. We hope people will come to the show with an open mind and ready to embrace the new world we've created!"
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