BET has created a new four-part original limited series, Carl Weber’s Black Hamptons, from The New York Times bestselling author of the same name and executive producers of the popular BET+ original drama, The family business.
The show is a new family drama set in the quaint town of Sag Harbor, known as “The Black Hamptons”, on Long Island, NY. From luxury communities to historic seaside enclaves, the story will follow the brewing feud between the “Brits” and the “Johnsons,” where the difference between old and new money is very apparent.
The 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 and David Andrews. The series will will debut on BET in the summer of 2022.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Tri Destined Studios and Urban Books Media on an addictive new limited series,” said Maureen Guthman, Senior Vice President, Programming Content Strategy, BET. “BET’s ongoing commitment to telling compelling, dramatic, and character-driven original stories grounded 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,” Tri said. -Destined EP and showrunner Nikaya D. Brown Jones. “With all the twists and turns of a Carl Weber novel, we share a glimpse into the world of affluent African-American families owning businesses, inventions and miles of beachfront real estate and their influence on the world.”
“This might be the most fun project I’ve ever worked on. Every day is fun in the sun. I’m very grateful to BET for seeing the vision,” said EP writer and showrunner Carl Weber.
Trey Haley (The family business, always a bridesmaid The man in 3B) will be director and co-executive producer for Tri Destined Studios. Grammy-winning producer Rico Love is the music supervisor.