BET is bringing the traditional 1990s movie Boomerang again within the type of a 10-episode sequence.
Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry will function the present’s government producer together with Emmy-winning Lena Waithe (Masters of the Sun, The Chi) — who can even co-write the pilot.
Boomerang facilities round a fractured love triangle with Eddie Murphy taking part in the function of smug women man Marcus Graham, Robin Givens as lovely, man-eating boss woman Jacqueline Boyer and Berry as Angela Lewis. All three had been put to the duty of dealing with Lady Eloise’s (Eartha Kitt) beauty marketing campaign with eccentric style diva Strangé (Grace Jones) as the corporate’s face.
Upon its debut, Boomerang was one of many highest-grossest motion pictures of 1991 and its soundtrack was much more profitable than the movie. The LaFace Records-produced Boomerang soundtrack peaked at #four on the Billboard 200 charts and is residence to Boyz II Men‘s Grammy Award-winning single “End of the Road” in addition to P.M. Dawn’s Hot 100 hit “I’d Die Without You.”
Waithe assures followers of the beloved movement image movie to not count on the sequence to be a reboot of the love story shaped between Angela and Marcus.
“This is less of a reboot and more of a continuation of the original story,” Waithe tells The Hollywood Reporter. “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!”
Instead, the sequence will chronicle the lives of Marcus and Angela Graham’s daughter and Jacqueline’s son, as they step out of their dad or mum’s shadow to embark on creating legacies of their very own.
“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 trailblazer in her own right. I’m truly excited to be a part of bringing this iconic and beloved film to the small screen,” Berry says.
A premiere date for Boomerang is but to be introduced.