Halle Berry, Lena Waithe Join BET’s ‘Boomerang’

Series based on 1990s film staring Berry
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Actress Halle Berry and Lena Waithe will serve as executive producers for BET’s new original series Boomerang, the network announced Monday.

Halle Berry will serve as co-executive producer of BET's new series 'Boomerang' 

Halle Berry will serve as co-executive producer of BET's new series 'Boomerang' 

The series, based on the 1992 American romantic comedy film of the same name, starred Berry, Eddie Murphy and Robin Givens as high-powered advertising executives. The series will follow the offspring of the movie’s main characters as they look the step out of their parents’ shadows and make a legacy of their own, according to network officials.

The 10-episode series will premiere in 2019 on BET, with Berry, Waithe, Rishi Rajani and Ben Cory Jones serving as executive producers.

“Partnering an icon such as Halle with a disruptor like Lena is a perfect blend for the creation of a project that tells a classic tale in a relevant voice,” said Scott Mills, President, BET Networks in a statement. “This partnership demonstrates BET’s commitment to the continued elevation of the brand, collective creativity and authentic storytelling.”

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