BET+ has announced their star-studded fall lineup with new movies and series premiering along with the return of fan-favorites. 

The upcoming fall slate includes amazing performances by Yolanda Adams and Serayah (Kingdom Business), Taye Diggs (Love & Murder: Atlanta Playboy), Michelle Mitchenor (First Lady of BMF: Tonesa Welch Story), Lamman Rucker and Vanessa Bell Calloway (Carl Weber’s The Black Hamptons), as well as the directorial debut of Vivica A Fox (First Lady of BMF: Tonesa Welch Story). Viewers will also enjoy the return of popular BET+ series and fan-favorite shows The Impact Atlanta, Carl Weber’s The Black Hamptons, and Kingdom Business.  

This fall, BET+ has pulled out all the stops from dramas, thrillers, biopics and more.

From the return of fan-favorites The Impact Atlanta, Carl Weber’s The Black Hamptons and Kingdom Business and the debut of highly anticipated biopics Love & Murder: Atlanta Playboy and First Lady of BMF: Tonesa Welch Story to the arrival of three new thrillers just in time for Halloween, BET+ has what you need to stay entertained this fall and reveling in Black excellence while you do it. 

Here’s what I’m looking forward to binge watching:

First Lady of BMF: Tonesa Welch Story (October 5)

Inspired by a true-life story, Tonesa Welch is a middle-class woman, raised in 1980s Detroit, who becomes seduced by the limelight and adventure of being in the drug game. Tonesa meets H, an older, sophisticated head of a drug organization who gives her a taste of the good life. But when H gets locked up, Tonesa forges a new path with a young, trusted confidante (Southwest T). Together, they build a notorious drug empire that puts Tonesa on a path of crime, drugs, infidelity, deception, and redemption. 

  • Cast:  Michelle Mitchenor, Tobias Truvillion, Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore, Kellie Williams, Leon, Tristin Fazekas, Faith Malonte and Daphnique Springs
  • Director: Vivica A. Fox
  • Writer: Gabrielle Collins
  • Produced by: MegaMind Media
  • Executive Producers: Tressa Smallwood and Judge Greg Mathis
  • Genre: Drama / Biopic / True Crime

Wake (October 12)

A brilliant MIT physics professor with severe narcolepsy must venture out of the high-tech, protective video environment of her home when she believes the woman she’s fallen in love with has become endangered by a new famous neighbor with a violent and criminal past after he moves into their upscale neighborhood and takes an interest in her friend. 

  • Cast: Shoniqua Shandai, J. Alphonse Nicholson, Parker McKenna Posey, DeRay Davis
  • Director: Erik White 
  • Executive Producers: Tracey Edmonds, Edmonds Entertainment and Chuck & Bree West, OCTET Productions 
  • Genre: Thriller / Suspense / Crime / Drama

Stay Out (October 26)

Donovan Jones, a businessman who lives in California with his beautiful wife Simone, receives a phone call from an Estate Attorney. She informs him that his aunt Velma and uncle Rufus have passed away and tells Donovan that he is the sole beneficiary of their estate.

When he travels to rural Georgia to fulfill his aunt and uncle’s wishes, he learns that Rufus was brutally murdered. In life, Rufus and Velma practiced black magic. In death, Rufus will possess and use Donovan as a vessel to murder those who killed him as well as their descendants.

  • Cast: Kareem J. Grimes, Dane DiLiegro, Caylee Cowan, Jade Harlow, Christopher Sky, Paris Bravo, Desiree Mitchell, Jhone Y. Lucas, Phrederic Semaj, April Hale, Justin Safier, Lindsay Diann, Caitlin O’Connor, Paris Dylan, Chris Moss, David Josh Lawrence, Emelina Adams, Christian Howard, Mike Ferguson, Dale Resteghini, Janessa Morgan
  • Director: Jared Safier
  • Writer: Anthony D. Bell, Quinn Early
  • Executive Producers: Justin Safier, Jeremy Hirsch, Anthony D. Bell, Dale Resteghini, Kevin Weisberg
  • Producers: Jared Safier, Damien Douglas, Matt Macur, Lenny Vitulli, Thomas Walton, Kareem J. Grimes, Erica Peeples
  • Associate Producers: Biajani Sheena Marrero, Anthony De Las Alas
  • Genre: Horror/ Thriller / Supernatural 

Kingdom Business: Season 2 (November 2)

“Kingdom Business” explores the gospel music industry through the multiple lenses 

of family, faith, love and the redemptive power of music. This season, the scandalous antecedent events of lust, love, and denial have caused a kingdom in chaos! In defense 

of their faith-filled legacy, the Jordan family fights for their gospel record label, their positions in the church, and even their lives. All the while, disgraced gospel phenom, Rbel, struggles to secure justice for Dani and escape her own demons. As family members reunite, new alliances form, and old secrets surface…Rbel searches for answers, and Denita battles to retain her gospel throne. 

  • Series Regulars: Yolanda Adams, Serayah, Chaundre Hall-Broomfield, Michael Jai White, Michael Beach
  • Creators: John J. Sakmar & Kerry Lenhart
  • Director(s): Neema Barnette, Mary Lou Belli, Oz Scott, Terri J. Vaughn
  • Writer(s): John J. Sakmar,  Kerry Lenhart, Ruth Ferrera, Corey Moore, Jasmine Swift, Sara Ray
  • Showrunners: Kerry Lenhart & John J. Sakmar
  • Music By: Warryn Campbell and Kirk Franklin
  • Produced by: DAE Light Media, Relevé Entertainment, Franklin Entertainment and FoYo Soul Entertainment
  • Executive Producers: Dr. Holly Carter, DeVon Franklin, Kirk Franklin, Kerry Lenhart, John J. Sakmar, Michael Van Dyck, Deb Evans
  • Co-Executive Producer: Ruth Ferrera
  • Producers: Keesha Brickhouse, Jim Bigwood

I’m so glad to see more original programming on BET+ and cannot wait to watch!

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