Today, BET+ and Tyler Perry Studios announced the greenlight of the new BET+ original drama Tyler Perry’s Zatima, a spin-off from the #1 cable scripted series among Black viewers, Tyler Perry’s Sistas. The 10-episode one-hour series follows popular characters ‘Zac,’ played by Devale Ellis and ‘Fatima,’ played Crystal Renee Hayslett, as they navigate the ups and downs of their relationship. Zatima marks the second spin-off from a Tyler Perry top-rated linear show to get greenlit by BET+, the leading streaming service for Black audiences. Executive produced, directed, and written by Tyler Perry, Zatima started production at Tyler Perry Studios this week and will premiere in 2022 on BET+.
“We are continuing to strengthen our investment in quality programming, and our partnership with Tyler Perry has a proven track record of super-serving our audience,” said BET’s President and CEO, Scott Mills. “We look forward to unlocking crossover viewership opportunities between our linear platform and our streaming service one of our strongest series, Sistas. With Zatima joining our expanding roster of BET+ originals, BET is committed to giving viewers more of the compelling content they love and expect across our platforms.”
The announcement of Tyler Perry’s Zatimalands on the heels of the season three finale of Tyler Perry’s Sistas, premiering on Wednesday, December 22 at 9 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her.
The BET+ original drama, Tyler Perry’s Zatima, follows Tyler Perry’s Ruthless, the first spin-off of the hit series Tyler Perry’s The Oval. Streaming now on BET+, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless, tells the riveting story of a woman named Ruth, who kidnaps her young daughter to join her in the dark underworld of a fanatical religious cult.”New Bounty Program: Holiday Gift List