BET’s “Zatima” Season 3 is getting ready to begin filming and we’re so excited about the news!
The show was put on hold due to the SAG Actors strike but now that it’s over, filming can resume for all shows.
“THE #SagAftraStrike IS OVER.
We are thrilled and proud to tell you that today your TV/Theatrical Negotiating Committee voted unanimously to approve a tentative agreement with the AMPTP. As of 12:01am PT on November 9, our strike is officially suspended and all picket locations are closed. We will be in touch in the coming days with information about celebration gatherings around the country.
In a contract valued at over one billion dollars, we have achieved a deal of extraordinary scope that includes “above-pattern” minimum compensation increases, unprecedented provisions for consent and compensation that will protect members from the threat of AI, and for the first time establishes a streaming participation bonus. Our Pension & Health caps have been substantially raised, which will bring much needed value to our plans. In addition, the deal includes numerous improvements for multiple categories including outsize compensation increases for background performers, and critical contract provisions protecting diverse communities.
We have arrived at a contract that will enable SAG-AFTRA members from every category to build sustainable careers. Many thousands of performers now and into the future will benefit from this work.
Full details of the agreement will not be provided until the tentative agreement is reviewed by the
SAG-AFTRA National Board.
We also thank our union siblings — the workers that power this industry — for the sacrifices they have made while supporting our strike and that of the Writers Guild of America. We stand together in solidarity and will be there for you when you need us.
Thank you all for your dedication, your commitment and your solidarity throughout this strike. It is because of YOU that these improvements became possible.
In solidarity and gratitude,
Your TV/Theatrical Negotiating Committee”
Filming for “Zatima” Season 3 will begin on November 27th and according to documents, it’s going to be one dramatic season.
We’re so excited!
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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