Vanessa Bell Calloway, Elise Neal, Blac Chyna, Lamman Rucker and more have been set for BET‘s adaptation of The Black Hamptons, the book from The New York Times best-selling author Carl Weber. This adaptation is the second of Weber’s works at BET, following Carl Weber’s The Family Business at BET+.
“From luxury communities to historic beachfront enclaves, this epic story will follow the brewing feud between the ‘Brittons’ and the ‘Johnsons,’ where the difference between old and new money is very apparent,” the official description reads. “Carl Weber’s The Black Hamptons not only features the glitz and gloss of the Black elite but also exposes the underbelly of wealth and prestige. With a mix of legacy families thriving for generations, friends, wannabes, and thirsty developers, drama can never be too far behind.
The Black Hamptons will star Lamman Rucker, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Elise Neal, Brian White, Karon Riley, Mike Merrill, Blac Chyna, Aaron Spears, Daya Vaidya, Cameo Sherrell, Franklin Ojeda Smith, Jordan Smith, Jennifer Freeman and David Andrews.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Tri Destined Studios and Urban Books Media on a new addictive limited series,” said Maureen Guthman, SVP, Programming Content Strategy, BET. “BET’s ongoing commitment to telling compelling dramatic, character-driven original stories, anchored in the Black experience continues to propel our diverse storytelling to new heights.”
“We are honored and grateful to BET and Paramount Global for another opportunity to bring the rich culture, political power, generational wealth, intellect, and global influence of The Black Hamptons to our audience,” said Tri-Destined Executive Producer, and Showrunner Nikaya D. Brown Jones. “With all of the twist and turns of a Carl Weber novel, we share a glimpse into the world of affluent African American families owning companies, inventions, and miles of beachfront real estate and their influence on the world.”
Tri Destined Studios’ Nikaya D. Brown Jones and Weber will executive produce the series and serve as showrunners.
“This may be the funnest project I’ve ever worked on. Every day is fun in the sun. I am very grateful to BET for seeing the vision,” said Executive Producer, Writer and Showrunner Carl Weber.
Carl Weber’s The Black Hamptons will make its BET debut in Summer 2022.