The cast has been announced for the upcoming BET comedy, Bigger (fka Peachtree Place), from Will Packer.
If you remember correctly, the project was first announced back in April 2018 when the network ordered it, along with Boomerang and American Soul. While the latter two premiered (and have been renewed for second seasons), not much movement was announced on then-Peachtree Place until BET announced its new streaming service, BET+, and said that the Atlanta-set comedy would be one of the shows on it, joining Tracy Oliver’s First Wives Club (which also moved from BET to BET+).
Bigger, set in the East Atlanta neighborhood of Little Five Points, will star Tanisha Long, Angell Conwell, Rasheda Crockett, Chase Anthony, and Tristen Winger. Recurring cast members are Warren Burke and Terrence T. Terrell. The series was created by Felisha Marye and is executive produced by Packer and Devon Shepard, who is also the showrunner. Shadow And Act has learned that “the 30-minute, ten-episode series follows a single-black-woman who is dealing with the threat of marriage to a boring-in-bed boyfriend and the sudden, random death of a college acquaintance. The tragedy drives her ambitious group of friends to take a deeper look at their stagnant lives, asking themselves— is there something bigger and better in life.”
The show just recently wrapped its production in Atlanta. “I’m excited about bringing this cast of some of the most talented new voices in television to this great new medium,” said Will Packer.
Check out the character descriptions below:
Tanisha Long plays Layne Roberts, a quirky, simple beauty who has been holding herself back, both in love and in life, and has found herself at a major crossroads. Her straight-laced boyfriend Greg (played by Warren Burke) has just proposed, but she’s not sure if playing it safe is her style, especially when the handsome and adventurous Reggie (played by Terrence T. Terrell) is now very interested in her. Meanwhile, her vintage store needs a serious boost. Layne is upbeat, fun, and positive, but constantly second-guessing herself has started to become a problem. She is about to start taking some risks, for better or for worse.
Angell Conwell plays Veronica Yates, a curvy woman with plus-sized model good looks, she carries herself with genuine confidence and knows how to make heads turn. Her real-estate business has been doing well, leaving her in an excellent position to be the advice-giver in her group of friends. Veronica encourages Layne to have a little fun while she’s still young.
Rasheda Crockett plays Tracey Davis, a fun-loving, social media influencer who wants to be Hollywood-level famous. She is always up for a good time as long as she can snap an Instagram photo in the process. She’s built up quite a following online but is secretly worried that her time in the spotlight might be slipping away.
Chase Anthony plays Deon Lewis, a well-groomed and fit, full of swagger guy, who may act comically frugal but is actually a very successful businessman. At work, however, his swagger is gone. He’s trying to play the game and move up in the world even as his co-workers seem to get the opportunities he deserves.
Tristen Winger plays Vince Carpenter, a cutie with an odd 90s throwback fashion sense. He is a talented, old school DJ who can’t help but get frustrated with the younger generation as they encroach on his game. He’s got the chops to make it as a DJ, but his style is outdated, and he’s having trouble letting it go.
RECURRING GUEST CAST
Warren Burke plays Greg Washington, a conservatively dressed, and the ultimate play-it-safe kind of guy. He is a successful doctor who loves Layne and treats her well, but doesn’t exactly make sparks fly in the bedroom. After a surprise proposal, Greg offers Layne some time to think about it but hopes she’ll say yes.
Terrence T. Terrell plays Reggie Langford, a strong, tall, sexy and bearded guy, who might not be the most romantic man in the world, but he’s charming and sultry and has a sense of humor about the fact that he’s great in bed. After a few nights with him, Layne sees Reggie as the perfect low-stakes, adventurous counter to her boring but safe relationship with Greg.