With its debut less than a month away now, BET has released its first photos from the Boomerang television series, inspired by the classic 90s film of the same name.
Executive-produced by the film's star, Halle Berry and The Chi creator Lena Waithe, the reboot will star Tequan Richmond, Tetona Jackson, Leland Martin and Lala Milan. Recurring cast members are RJ Walker, Paula Newsome, Brittany Inge, Joey BadA$$, Dreezy and Kimberly Hall. Ben Cory Jones (Insecure, Underground) is the co-creator and showrunner.
Initially developed as a reboot of the 1992 film starring Eddie Murphy, Berry and Robin Givens, it is now described as a sequel in the form of a series. The description: The series will follow the lives of Jacqueline Boyer's (Givens) son and Marcus (Murphy) and Angela Graham's (Berry) daughter as they attempt to step out of their parents' shadows and make a legacy of their own.
Here are their official character descriptions:
Richmond’s character is Bryson. Described as "resourceful, tough and charming. Raised by a single mother, he’s self-assured and doesn’t hide his vulnerability. Every bit as driven as Simone, Bryson wants to make his mark on this world."
Jackson’s character is Simone. Described as "privileged, beautiful, cool and driven to a fault. She has an easy confidence that she inherited from her father, but a down-to-earth, chill vibe, which she inherited from her mother. The shadow of both her parents looms large, and she is eager to step out of it and make a name for herself."
Martin's character is Ari. Described as "a digital producer with big dreams. He is handsome, charming, effortlessly confident and has an edge and swagger that is completely disarming. Ari doesn’t believe in labels. He’s an equal opportunist when it comes to dating.
Milan's character is Tia. Described as "a misguided performance artist with high ambitions. She is a classically trained dancer who wants to topple the patriarchy. She’s charismatic and wildly unique. Tia is an activist at heart, but she doesn’t mind being a little ratchet every now and then.
Inge's character is Crystal. Described as "a Type-A Southern belle, Crystal works in advertising with Bryson and is one of Simone’s best friends. She can be buttoned up, but she always speaks her mind. Crystal was married to David when she was younger."
Walker will play David Wright. Described as "a Wall Street guy turned preacher with a strong moral compass. Fastidious about his looks, he feels well beyond his 26 years. He was married to Crystal."
BadA$$'s character is Camden Knight. Described as "gorgeous, edgy and sexy, Camden is a professional musician; the only innocent thing about him is his smile."
Hall's character is Rocky. Described as "a lesbian with a dominant personality, she is very protective over her girlfriend Tia and her career."
Newsome's character is Victoria Johnson. "Your least favorite aunt, Victoria is the Creative Director of The Graham Agency, and Bryson and Simone’s boss. Set in her ways, mainly because they’ve worked so well for her in the past, she’s tough on the younger associates, in spite of their family connections to the agency."
Check out the photos below:
Tetona Jackson as Simone (Photo: Jace Downs/BET)
Tequan Richmond as Bryson (Photo: Jace Downs/BET)
Lala Milan as Tia (Photo: Jace Downs/BET)
Leland Martin as Ari (Photo: Annette Brown/BET)
Dreezy as Shaunte (Photo: Jace Downs/BET)
RJ Walker as David (Photo: Annette Brown/BET)
Brittany Inge as Crystal (Photo: Jace Downs/BET)
Photo: Joey BadA$$ as Camden (Photo: Annette Brown/BET)