STARZ'S HIT DRAMA SERIES "BMF" DRAWS OVER FOUR MILLION MULTIPLATFORM VIEWERS FOR SEASON TWO PREMIERE AND EARNS EARLY THIRD SEASON RENEWAL
Series Ranks As Most Socially Engaged Drama Across All Networks Over Premiere Weekend
Santa Monica, Calif. - January 18, 2023 - STARZ has ordered a third season of its popular Detroit-based family drama "BMF." The renewal comes off the heels of a successful premiere on January 6 that attracted 4.1 million multiplatform viewers for its sophomore season debut weekend, with several platforms yet to report.
Fans have been anxiously awaiting the return of "BMF" as it ranked as the #1 most socially engaged drama across all networks over premiere weekend.*
"BMF captures the essence of Detroit through elevated, gritty storytelling and our fans have passionately responded to this show more than ever before," said Kathryn Busby, President of Original Programming for STARZ. "Following such a strong debut with season two, we're thrilled to continue to expand on the incredible story of the Flenory brothers as they change the game by writing their own rules. We can't wait to see what our extraordinary producers and cast deliver next."
New episodes of "BMF'' season two are streaming on the STARZ app, all STARZ streaming and on-demand platforms and internationally on the LIONSGATE+ premium streaming platform in the UK and Brazil. On linear the episodes will debut on STARZ Fridays at 8:00 PM ET/PT in the U.S. and Canada.
"BMF" is inspired by true legends two brothers Demetrius "Big Meech" Flenory (Demetrius Flenory, Jr.) and Terry "Southwest T" Flenory (Da'Vinchi), who rose from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late '80s and gave birth to one of the most influential crime families in the country, Black Mafia Family.
"BMF" is executive produced by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson (Executive Producer of the "Power" Universe, "For Life," "Hip Hop Homicides"), alongside showrunner, executive producer, writer and Detroit native Randy Huggins ("Star," "Rebel," "Power"). Heather Zuhlke, Anthony Wilson and Anne Clements also serve as executive producers on the series. "BMF" is produced through Jackson's G-Unit Film and Television in association with Lionsgate Television for STARZ. Senior Vice President of Original Programming Kathryn Tyus-Adair is the executive overseeing "BMF" on behalf of STARZ. Erin Conroy is the executive overseeing the series on behalf of Lionsgate.
*Talkwalker SCR, ranking based on social interactions across all networks, Jan 6 - Jan 8
In season two, BMF continues to humanize the choices of the brothers and their pursuit of the American Dream. Rooted in family, loyalty, and brotherhood, the series continues to explore the brothers' complex familial relationships with their parents Charles Flenory (Russell Hornsby) and Lucille Flenory (Michole Briana White) who seek counsel from their spiritual advisor Pastor Swift (Snoop Dogg). Rooted in authenticity and told with grit, heart, and humor, we parachute into the season with Meech and Terry at odds. Meech wants to expand the business beyond Detroit, while Terry is focused on school and launching a legitimate car-ride service with his Pops. But as the season unfolds, the streets implode and the brothers must weigh their options. Our heroes risk losing everything as they seek to become stronger than ever and strategically execute a new vision for themselves and their businesses. Along the way, they form an alliance with Goldie (Oscar-winner Mo'Nique), a sophisticated Atlanta strip club owner, who helps Meech lay the groundwork for his future. Expanding beyond Detroit to Lansing, Ohio and even the South, the brothers face nearly insurmountable obstacles, are confronted with a shocking discovery about a member of their own crew, and battle for every inch of territory.
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