BET’s “Sistas” & “Zatima” Star Devale Ellis just revealed some very important and sad news to fans on his podcast!
The 7th season of “Sistas” is currently in production and as announced prior, the season will have a lot of changes starting with the writers room.
This will be the first season of the show where new writers will take over instead of Tyler Perry writing the scripts.
We will also say goodbye to a few characters rumored to be Calvin and Preston.
Are you bummed that characters are being written out of the show? Do you think they should join Zatima? Let us know your thoughts!?
“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.
In season two of Tyler Perry’s “Zatima,” Zac and Fatima’s relationship is challenged on a whole new level. Zac deals with some internal discord, which is only exacerbated after seeing his mother, Gladys, whom he hasn’t seen in quite a long time. Zac’s fractured relationship with Gladys and his brother Jeremiah takes a bigger toll on him than he cares to admit. Zac reacts to the reunion by bottling up his emotions and seeking a physical outlet.
Fatima loves and supports Zac just as much as she did from the beginning of their relationship. Zac begins to shut down and push Fatima away, which makes it hard for her to continue to be there for him. Fatima begins to question herself and if she’s really what Zac needs when she can’t get through to him about dealing with his past issues. Fatima decides to mislead Zac and bring in a therapist to possibly assist with their breakdown in communication. Zac, however, doesn’t react the way Fatima expects.
Angela questions her relationship with Bryce after learning that he made a pass at Zac. Angela questions Bryce’s motives with her and if she’s just a “beard” for him. Angela, while offering relationship advice to Fatima, heeds her own words and attempts to explore other options. Bryce makes it clear to Angela what and who he wants, but doesn’t force Angela to choose him. Bryce is consumed with Zac’s reaction to his advances and wants Zac to get over it and go back to being the homeboys they were.
Tony continues to show his support for his friend, Zac, especially when Zac’s mother comes back into his life. Nathan, on the other hand, is not as supportive as a friend because of his disdain for Fatima. Tony finds himself attempting to play peacemaker between Zac and Nathan, reminding them of their long-term bond as friends. But when Nathan tries to under-handedly show Zac that Fatima’s not right for him, their bond may never be the same again.
Deja continues her chase for Zac, despite Fatima’s warnings to leave him alone. Deja attempts to get back at Fatima through legal means, but it isn’t long before Fatima disproves Deja’s claims. Zac somehow continues to get caught in the middle of the two ladies because he’s nice to Deja and ignores her advances. Fatima, however, isn’t fooled by Deja’s perceived innocence.
Season two of “Zatima” takes an up-close and personal look at Zac and Fatima’s faith in one another and their relationship. While the pair confront their personal shortcomings, viewers will be on the edge of their seats waiting to see the outcome of all their ups and downs. Along with the deep dive into Zac and Fatima’s love, this season explores how addiction affects families, abandonment, secrets, and lies. Will Zac and Fatima’s love overcome all of the forces stacked against them?
DEVALE ELLIS as “Zac”: A working-class, blue-collar guy that works at the airport. He has high hopes and dreams but seems to feel unworthy of the women he dates. As Karen’s boyfriend of three years, he has confidence and insecurity issues. In search for his manhood, he makes some questionable decisions
CRYSTAL RENEE HAYSLETT as “Fatima”: Fatima is a beautiful young woman who works as a paralegal at a powerful, white law firm. Fatima has been hurt and keeps her heart guarded.
CAMERON FILLER as “Nathan”: Nathan is married to Lori who keeps him in check at every turn and holds him accountable for his responsibilities.
REMINGTON HOFFMAN as “Bryce”: Bryce is a relatively new friend of Zac’s who works with Gary and is helping Zac with his stock investments. He has stepped in and become a confidant and somewhat of a rescuer to Zac. Bryce is also dating Angela, who happens to be Fatima’s best friend.
NZINGA IMANI as “Angela”: Angela is Fatima’s best female friend who is dating Bryce. Angela has no idea that Bryce’s friend Zac is the man who is moving in with Fatima — but soon realizes that she’s heard all about the shady corners of Zac’s life from Bryce.
JASMIN BROWN as “Deja”: Deja is Devale’s tenant who is a nail technician by day and stripper by night.
GUYVIAUD JOSEPH as “Tony”: Tony is Zac’s friend who despises love and relationships. Tony comes down hard on Zac for moving in with Fatima and tries to convince Zac that he should enjoy the freedom of finally having money and the single life.
DANIELLE LAROACH as “Belinda”: Belinda is Fatima’s “tell like it is” friend who adds a whole new layer of challenges to Zac and Fatima’s relationship.
MARQUITA GOINGS as “Valerie”: Valerie is a successful realtor who is wowed by the work that Zac has done on his house. When she learns he’s intending to flip properties, she offers to put together a list for him and assist him with her expertise.
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