“Buppies,” the much talked-about Web series highlighting the glitzy and glamorous world of Black Hollywood, premiers today, kicking off a 10-week run on BET.com.
“Buppies” chronicles the relationship dramas of a group of slightly dysfunctional but inseparable friends as they navigate the tricky terrain of L.A.’s young Black power elite. The groundbreaking web series is the first of its kind to feature an African-American principal cast, and stars actress Tatyana Ali as Quinci Allen ("The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," "Young and the Restless").
“We’re very excited to have this dynamic Web series shown on BET.com. said Denmark West, president of BET Digital Media Group. “Additionally, Tatyana Ali is an amazing actress with undeniable talent. She brings a fresh, relatable element to our site, and we’re happy to work with her.”
In episode one, Quinci, the socialite daughter of a Hollywood celebrity, tries to recover from the loss of her father and being dumped by her basketball star fiancé. In what ends up as a misguided attempt to cheer her up, Quinci’s friends throw her a big birthday celebration that unfolds into a compelling series of personal dramas and deep secrets that create the heart of the series.
“Buppies” was created and produced by writer-director Julian Breece, whose first film was an official selection of this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Just this year, he and his producing partner, Aaliyah Williams, were highlighted as part of IndieWire’s “Top 10 New Voices in Black Cinema.” Their production company, Game Theory Films, produced the series along with Tatyana Ali and her sister Anastasia’s production company, HazraH Entertainment. Tatyana Ali serves as an executive producer ofthe series.