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Halle Berry and Lena Waithe Team Up for BET’s “Boomerang”

BET’s “Boomerang” is happening, in fact, the network just secured two Hollywood heavy hitters to executive produce the 10-episode comedy series. 

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Oscar-winner Halle Berry has teamed up with Emmy-winner Lena Waithe to executive produce the project, which has been described as a sequel to the classic 1992 Eddie Murphy and Robin Givens film of the same name. 

The new and improved series will focus on Jacqueline Boyer’s son and Marcus and Angela Graham’s daughter as they attempt to create their own path outside of their parents’ shadows.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Waithe has signed on to co-write the pilot as well, alongside “Insecure” writer and showrunner, Ben Cory Jones. Dime Davis will direct the pilot, as well as the finale, joining forces with Waithe after their work on Showtime’s “The Chi,” the publication reports. 

“This is less of a reboot and more of a continuation of the original story,” Waithe said. “There’s no point in trying to remake a classic. It can’t be done. So, we want to create something fresh that speaks to a new generation. We hope people will come to the show with an open mind and ready to embrace the new world we’ve created!” 

Meanwhile, Berry expressed her excitement in returning to the franchise after playing Graham in the 1992 film. 

“I’m thrilled to team up with Lena on this project as she is without a doubt a leading voice of her generation and a trailblazer in her own right,” Berry said. “I’m truly excited to be a part of bringing this iconic and beloved film to the small screen.”

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