Tyler Perry’s Zatima is on the way. The show is a Sistas Spin-Off that will feature Devale Ellis & Crystal Renee Hayslett!!
Tyler Perry is serving as the series’ executive producer, director, and writer. In addition, the show will air on BET+ in 2023.
BET’s President Scott Mills said this on Zatima “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.”
Thanks to ParleMag, here’s the character descriptions for Zatima:
He is Zac’s basketball teammate. Carolyn treats Nathan like a puppy on a short leash despite the fact that they are married and have kids together. Whenever Carolyn tells him to go home because the kids are driving her nuts, Nathan needs to jump. Their relationship meets a rocky phase as he ultimately cheats on her with a stripper.
Angela is Fatima’s closest female friend and is now dating Jake. She is in her 30s and is unaware that the person moving in with Fatima is Zac, Jake’s best buddy. She demands to meet Zac after speaking with Fatima and learning the details of their romance. Unknown to Fatima that Jake has told her what he knows about Zac’s dark side.
He is one of Zac’s basketball friends as well. Unlike his friends, Tony has a feeble opinion of marriage and sees “love” as another obstacle to a man having a rich, satisfying sex life that he fancies. When Zac announces that he is moving in with Fatima, he is rather displeased.
She is close friends with Fatima and is unaware that Fatima’s new lover is one of her past lovers, Zac. She finally finds out when Fatima invites her and Angela to come over to meet Zac (and give Fatima her approval). However, Belinda’s mood quickly changes as she soon realises Zac is one of her former loves.
Gretchen is portrayed as a hardworking professional beautiful lady who works as a Securities Exchange Commission inspector. She is direct and doesn’t put up with any nonsense. She is stern and unwavering even towards Jack in an interview.
Deja is shown to be a high-class stripper by night and a nail technician by day. She decides to rent Zac’s duplex immediately since she is so pleased with it. As a result, provides him with all of her credit information and offers to write him any checks he needs. She is delighted that “such a strong man” will be living next door, which suggests trouble in the future as Deja is single. Could she be interested in her new neighbour?
Deja is rumored to be played by Jasmin Brown.