BET’s “Sistas” & “Zatima” Star Devale Ellis is getting ready to debut a brand new movie soon and it’s likely premiering this Christmas season!
Devale will star in Netflix’s newest Christmas film “Meet Me Next Christmas” alongside the beautiful and talented Christina Milian.
The upcoming rom-com will stream on Netflix. (No date announced yet.)
It follows the story of her character, Layla, who is looking for romance with the man of her dreams and must race through New York City to get tickets to the sold out Pentatonix Christmas Eve concert.
Milian produces as well as acts in the movie.
The film stars Devale Ellis (“Sistas,” “Zatima,” “The Perfect Find”), Kofi Siriboe (“Queen Sugar,” “Insecure”) and Kalen Allen (“An American Pickle,” “With Love”), alongside the Grammy-winning a capella group Pentatonix (Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola and Matt Sallee).
Directed by Rusty Cundieff (“Chappelle’s Show,” “White Water”), “Meet Me Next Christmas” is written by Molly Haldeman and Camilla Rubis (“The Neighborhood,””Malibu Rescue”). Mark Roberts (“The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia,” “Water and Power”) is producing the project, while Simon Lythgoe and Matt Code executive produce alongside Milian.
This marks Devale’s second Christmas film in a row.
We cannot wait until we get a date and trailer!
“Sistas” follows a group of single Black females navigating their “complicated love life,” careers, and friendship through the ups and downs of living in a modern world of social media and unrealistic relationship goals. Tyler Perry takes viewers on an exhilarating ride of emotions and gut-busting predicaments that will test the ladies’ long-standing friendship. This band of women, intertwined with their newfound relationships, must navigate this new-age dating scene as they continue to search for love in their 30s. “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” airs Wednesdays at 9 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her.
Tyler Perry Studios continue to reign across platforms, with “Sistas” claiming the top spot as the #1 series with Black viewers L+3 currently airing on cable.* BET grew its “Sistas” audience versus L+SD double-digits +26%. The network also scored viewership lifts with the cable airing of BET+ original series “Tyler Perry’s Zatima” and “First Wives Club” +8% and +13%, respectively. Executive produced, directed, and written by Tyler Perry, the beloved series features the talented ensemble cast, KJ Smith, Mignon, Ebony Obsidian, Novi Brown, Crystal Renee’ Hayslett, Devale Ellis, Chido Nwokocha, Anthony Dalton II, Brian Jordan Jr., Kevin A. Walton, and Trinity Whiteside.
The BET Media Group, a unit of Paramount (NASDAQ: PARAA; PARA; PARAP), is the world’s largest media company dedicated to entertaining, engaging, and empowering the Black community and championing Black culture. Connecting Black audiences through a portfolio of brands including BET, BET+, BET Gospel, BET HER, BET International, BET Jams, BET Soul, BET Studios, and VH1, the BET Media Group is a thriving media ecosystem of leading interconnected platforms across cable TV, streaming, digital, studios, live events and international.
Tyler Perry Studios is a state-of-the-art film and television production facility founded in 2006 by actor, producer, filmmaker, playwright, and philanthropist Tyler Perry. Located in Atlanta, Georgia on the historic grounds of the former Fort McPherson army base, the new 330-acre campus is one of the largest production studios in the country. It boasts a variety of shooting locations including 40 buildings on the national register of historic places, 12 purpose-built sound stages, 200 acres of green space and an expansive backlot.