BET ANNOUNCES PRODUCTION OF NEW ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES "CARL WEBER'S THE BLACK HAMPTONS" THAT PEEKS INTO THE FICTIONAL SORDID LIVES OF TWO BLACK AFFLUENT FAMILIES IN SAG HARBOR
Lamman Rucker, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Elise Neal, Brian White, Karon Riley, Mike Merrill, Blac Chyna, Aaron Spears, Daya Vaidya, Cameo Sherrell, Franklin Ojeda Smith, Jordan Smith, Jennifer Freeman, and David Andrews
Based on a novel by The New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber, the four-part scripted drama premiering Summer 2022 is produced by Tri Destines Studios and Urban Books Media
New York, NY - March 10, 2022 - Today, BET announces a new four-part original limited series, "Carl Weber's The Black Hamptons," from The New York Times best-selling author Carl Weber. From the executive producers of the popular BET+ original drama "The Family Business," Tri Destined Studios and Urban Books Media, comes a new family drama set in the quaint town of Sag Harbor, known as "The Black Hamptons," in Long Island, NY. From luxury communities to historic beachfront enclaves, this epic story will follow the brewing feud between the 'Brittons' and the 'Johnsons,' where the difference between old and new money is very apparent. "Carl Weber's The Black Hamptons" not only features the glitz and gloss of the Black elite but also exposes the underbelly of wealth and prestige. With a mix of legacy families thriving for generations, friends, wannabes, and thirsty developers, drama can never be too far behind. The star-studded cast includes Lamman Rucker, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Elise Neal, Brian White, Karon Riley, Mike Merrill, Blac Chyna, Aaron Spears, Daya Vaidya, Cameo Sherrell, Franklin Ojeda Smith, Jordan Smith, Jennifer Freeman, David Andrews, and more! The highly anticipated television event "Carl Weber's The Black Hamptons" will make its BET debut in Summer 2022.
"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."
"We are honored and grateful to BET and Paramount Global for another opportunity to bring the rich culture, political power, generational wealth, intellect, and global influence of The Black Hamptons to our audience," said Tri-Destined Executive Producer, and Showrunner Nikaya D. Brown Jones. "With all of the twist and turns of a Carl Weber novel, we share a glimpse into the world of affluent African American families owning companies, inventions, and miles of beachfront real estate and their
influence on the world."
"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 Executive Producer, Writer and Showrunner Carl Weber.
"Carl Weber's The Black Hamptons" is executive produced by Nikaya D. Brown Jones for Tri Destined Studios and Carl Weber for Urban Books Media, who also serves as the showrunners. Weber singlehandedly penned all of the content. Trey Haley (The Family Business, Always A Bridesmaid The Man in 3B), to serve as director and co-executive producer for Tri Destined Studios. Grammy award-winning producer Rico Love serves as music supervisor.
For more information on "Carl Weber's The Black Hamptons," visit the official page at BET.com. Also, join the conversation on all social platforms by following @BET and #TheBlackHamptons.
BET, a subsidiary of Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA), is the leading provider of premium entertainment, music, news, digital and public affairs content for Black audiences worldwide. BET linear is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is one of the most well-known Black consumer brands worldwide, with multi-platform business extensions including BET Studios, an unprecedented studio venture that offers equity ownership for Black content creators; BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET Digital, including BET's wide reaching social platforms and BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET's events and experience business; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.
About Tri Destined Studios
Tri Destined Studios creates content to empower, entertain, and inspire urban and modern America. Recent projects include Family Business, Always a Bridesmaid, Throwback Holiday, The Man in 3B, The Preacher's Son and The Choir Director. Tri Destined executives include CEO/ Partner Nikaya D. Brown Jones, President/Partner Trey Haley, President of Film, Gregory Anderson, VP of Production and Development, Veronica Nichols and Executive Producer Abe Brown.
About Urban Books Media
Urban Books Media is the Film and Television arm of Urban Books, the Largest African American owned publisher in the country. Urban Books executives include CEO Carl Weber, Jeffrey Dumpson and Walter Nixon. Their mission is to bring Popular African American Novels to film and television.
About Carl Weber
Carl Weber is the New York Times bestselling author of titles such as The Preacher's Son, So You Call Yourself a Man, Something on the Side, Up to No Good, Big Girls Do Cry, Torn Between Two Lovers, and She Ain't the One. He is the Publisher and Editorial Director of Urban Books CEO of Urban Books Media, which is currently producing films based on several of his bestselling novels.