BET+ SETS JULY 2 LAUNCH DATE FOR CARL WEBER'S "THE FAMILY BUSINESS" SEASON 2
(New York, NY - June 16, 2020) --- BET+ announces the second season of fan favorite series Carl Weber's "The Family Business" will launch Thursday, July 2. Half of the twelve-episode season will be available at launch, giving viewers six hours of episodic gems. Season 2 continues to follow the Duncan family as they look to further solidify their position as a leading faction in the New York criminal underworld.
"We are excited to continue the Duncan's story in this season of Carl Weber's 'The Family Business' on its new home on BET+," said Devin Griffin, General Manager, BET+. "We look forward to all this season has in store and we are thrilled to bring Carl's beloved voice to streaming, introducing even more fans to quality entertainment celebrating unique Black stories."
This season will pick up where the debut season concluded, as the Duncans work to calm tensions with rivals, The Zunigas. Family patriarch, L.C. Duncan and eldest son Orlando execute a plan to expand business operations with their proprietary drug 'heat,' but as they gain momentum in the venture, they face opposition from some old and new foes. For some in the Duncan clan, individual drama mounts that could threaten their lives and ruin the family business. Will they be able to stay intact and navigate these dangerous scenarios, or will things fall apart?
"The Family Business" stars Ernie Hudson, Valarie Pettiford, Darrin DeWitt Henson, Javicia Leslie, Sean Ringgold, Tami Roman, Miguel A. Nunez, Arrington Foster, KJ Smith, Dylan Weber, Yadi Valerio and Emilio Rivera, who will reprise their roles in the cast, alongside a bevy of guest stars including LisaRaye McCoy, Eva LaRue, Michael Jai White, Christian Keyes, Treach, Robert Picardo, Travis Winfrey, Anthony Montgomery, Nicholas Turturro, Eric Roberts, Brely Evans, Sam Asghari, Flex Alexander, Buddy Lewis, Mario Rodriguez Jr., Franky G, Louie Ski Carr and Telma Hopkins.
Carl Weber's "The Family Business" is based on the New York Times best-selling crime drama series and follows the Duncans, an upstanding tight knit family that, by day, owns and operates an exotic car dealership in New York. By night, their business activities are more illicit in nature.
Tri Destined Studios' creative team for the series includes Nikaya D. Brown Jones, serving as Showrunner and Executive Producer and Trey Haley, Co-executive Producer and Director. Carl Weber, author of the book series, serves as Showrunner and Executive Producer for Urban Books Media. Ernie Hudson also serves as Executive Producer.
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BET+ is the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience, with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios, BET+ allows users to stream Black culture including, hit movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy, award shows, and specials, all in one place, commercial-free. The new service from BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is the official home of Tyler Perry's film, TV and stage works. The ad-free subscription video-on-demand service also provides users with access to original content including hit series First Wives Club from Tracey Oliver, Tyler Perry's Ruthless and Bruh, Will Packer's Bigger, hit unscripted anthology series American Gangster Trap Queens, the much-anticipated season two of Carl Weber's Family Business, hit films Sacrifice and Carl Weber's Influence and many more. Visit BET.Plus to learn more and follow @BETPlus on social to join the conversation and get the latest.
ABOUT TRIDESTINED STUDIOS:
Tri Destined Studios was founded in 1998 to provide world-class film, television and multi-media productions that empower, entertain, and inspire urban and modern America. Tri Destined Studios, a subsidiary of Tri Destined Media Enterprises, Inc., is comprised of: Tri Destined Films, Tri Destined Television, and Tri Destined Independent. Our corporate mission is to be the number one trusted brand in urban entertainment, production, and distribution. Our other initiative is to partner with Small Businesses, Minority Owned Businesses and Corporations to provide product placement, cross promotion and brand imaging within our productions that value diversity, economic and community empowerment.
ABOUT CARL WEBER:
Carl Weber is a New York Times and #1 Essence(R) bestselling novelist. In addition to his writing, Weber is the founder and publisher of Urban Books and in 2005, he was named Blackboard's Publisher of the Year. He is the owner of the Urban Knowledge chain of bookstores and a past recipient of Blackboard's Bookseller of the Year award. Weber graduated from Virginia State University.