Today, BET+ and Tyler Perry Studios announced the greenlight of the new BET+ original drama “Tyler Perry’s Zatima,” a spin-off from the #1 cable scripted series among Black viewers, “Tyler Perry’s Sistas.” The 10-episode one-hour series follows popular characters ‘Zac,’ played by Devale Ellis and ‘Fatima,’ played Crystal Renee Hayslett, as they navigate the ups and downs of their relationship.
“Zatima” marks the second spin-off from a Tyler Perry top-rated linear show to get greenlit by BET+, the leading streaming service for Black audiences. Executive produced, directed, and written by Tyler Perry, “Zatima” started production at Tyler Perry Studios this week and will premiere in 2022 on BET+.
"We are continuing to strengthen our investment in quality programming, and our partnership with Tyler Perry has a proven track record of super-serving our audience," said BET’s President and CEO, Scott Mills. “We look forward to unlocking crossover viewership opportunities between our linear platform and our streaming service one of our strongest series, ‘Sistas.’ With 'Zatima' joining our expanding roster of BET+ originals, BET is committed to giving viewers more of the compelling content they love and expect across our platforms."
The announcement of “Tyler Perry’s Zatima” lands on the heels of the season three finale of “Tyler Perry’s Sistas,” premiering on Wednesday, December 22 at 9 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her, followed by a new episode of “The Tyler Perry Show: The Sistas After-Show Edition.” Hosted by Tyler Perry, “The Tyler Perry Show: The Sistas After-Show Edition” will give viewers exclusive behind-the-scenes access to Mr. Perry’s hit series and feature the talented cast who bring their favorite characters to life every week, including KJ Smith, Mignon, Ebony Obsidian, Novi Brown, Crystal Renee’ Hayslett, DeVale Ellis, Chido Nwokocha, Anthony Dalton II, Brian Jordan Jr., Kevin A. Walton, and Trinity Whiteside.
The BET+ original drama, “Tyler Perry’s Zatima,” follows “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless,” the first spin-off of the hit series “Tyler Perry’s The Oval.” Streaming now on BET+, “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless,” tells the riveting story of a woman named Ruth, who kidnaps her young daughter to join her in the dark underworld of a fanatical religious cult.
For more information on BET+ originals, viewers can visit BET.Plus and join the conversation on social media by following @BETPlus for the latest news and updates.
For more information on “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” and the after-show viewers can log on to BET.com and join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #SistasOnBET on all social platforms.