Halle Berry has tapped Lena Waithe to help her revive her 1992 film, Boomerang. They'll serve as executive producers on a 10-episode, half-hour BET series that serves as a sequel to the movie.
The original starred Berry and Eddie Murphy in a romantic comedy about commitment phobia. The BET series will focus on the offspring of Berry and Murphy's characters, as well as the child of Robin Givens' character from the film.
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“This is less of a reboot and more of a continuation of the original story,” Waithe said in a statement. “There’s no point in trying to remake a classic. It can’t be done. So, we want to create something fresh that speaks to a new generation. We hope people will come to the show with an open mind and ready to embrace the new world we’ve created.”
“I’m thrilled to team up with Lena on this project as she is without a doubt a leading voice of her generation and a trailblazer in her own right,” Berry said. “I’m truly excited to be a part of bringing this iconic and beloved film to the small screen.”
Last year, Waithe made history as the first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing. Insecure writer, Ben Cory Jones will join Waithe as co-writer, showrunner, and EP. The Chi writer, Dime Davis is also on board to direct the pilot.
Now, we're just wondering if Grace Jones will make an appearance. She and Eartha Kitt both appeared in the original movie. Watch them in a clip below: