Lena Waithe's BET series Twenties has been renewed for a second season at BET. In addition, Showtime (BET's corporate sibling via ViacomCBS), will be airing the first season of the show as a part of its Emmy FYC campaign.
The series follows the "adventures of a queer black girl named Hattie (Jonica “JoJo” T. Gibbs) and her best friends, Marie (Christina Elmore) and Nia (Gabrielle Graham), as they chase their dreams and live life in their twenties."
Big Sean, Jenifer Lewis, Rick Fox, Vanessa Williams, Seth Green, Iman Shumpert, Kym Whitley, Chuey Martinez, Marsha Thomason and Nazanin Mandi appeared in recurring or guest-starring roles.
“The first season of Twenties, led by the incredible Jonica T. Gibbs, Christina Elmore and Gabrielle Graham, was a joy to watch in every sense,” said Scott Mills, BET president. “BET has always been about empowering and elevating black stories and we’re so excited to see where Lena Waithe and Susan Fales-Hill’s remarkable vision takes us in the second season.”
Waithe added, “It took a long time to get this show on the air, but it was absolutely worth the wait. I needed THIS phenomenal cast and crew to make it happen. I’m looking forward to continuing this journey with this amazing group of people and our incredible viewers,”
The series is executive produced by Waithe, Susan Fales-Hill (showrunner,) Rishi Rajani, Andrew Coles and Justin Tipping.
Deadline first reported the renewal news.