BET is the latest to enter the streaming game. In an interesting move, they’ll launch BET+ in the fall, where they will place the upcoming First Wives Club reboot from Tracy Oliver and Will Packer comedy, Peachtree Place. Originals developed from Tyler Perry from his overall deal at Viacom will also be featured on the service.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news about the streaming service Monday and says BET declined to comment as deals have not been completed yet. The report says that like WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service and the upcoming Disney+, BET+ will have content from multiple Viacom brands like BET, Comedy Central and VH1.
Oliver’s First Wives Club was initially at TV Land but was redeveloped for Paramount Network when she was brought in. The series, a remake of the 1996 film, was then moved to BET, and now BET+. It stars Michelle Buteau, Ryan Michelle Bathe and Jill Scott.
Sources tell THR that Packer’s comedy, Peachtree Place (which was one of the first originals ordered by new network head Scott Mills after Debra Lee’s exit), is getting redeveloped “with an edgier take and new title.” It will follow “five 30-somethings living in Atlanta as they try to build their personal and professional lives.”
Tyler Perry’s overall deal at Viacom, which was first announced in 2017, took effect this year after his deal with OWN ended.
Specific details about the streaming service, such as price, are not available yet.