After 26 years, the story of the hit 1992 film Boomerang will continue with a new generation. BET has begun filming what will be a 10-episode series adaptation of the film, Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports.
Instead of continuing the stories of the original stars, the Boomerang narrative will continue with the children of the main characters. The series will focus the son of Marcus (Eddie Murphy) and Angela (Halle Berry), played by Tequan Richmond who is best know for his role in Everybody Hates Chris, and the daughter of Jacqueline Boyer (Givens), played by Tetona Jackson.
Lena Waithe, who is the executive producer of the series, does not want the series to be looked at as a reboot, because that’s not what it is. It’s more of a continuation.
“This is less of a reboot and more of a continuation of the original story,” Waithe told The Hollywood Reporter. “There’s no point in trying to remake a classic. It can’t be done.”
Halle Berry is also on board as an executive producer.
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. I’m truly excited to be a part of bringing this iconic and beloved film to the small screen,” Berry also told THR.
Richmond gushed about his involvement via Instagram.
“Completely honored to be apart of this classic with my twin @itstetonajackson. I’ve taken a lot of losses just to win like this,” he posted.
The Boomerang series is set to air sometime in 2019. No word on if Robin Givens or Eddie Murphy will make any guest appearances or take on any roles behind the scenes like Berry has.
Completely honored to be apart of this classic with my twin @itstetonajackson I’ve taken a lot of losses just to win like this ?? I wanna send a big “Thank You” to @lenawaithe @halleberry @dimedavis @benthewriter everybody else on the team for making this work for me. To Atlanta we go! ?? #Boomerang #BET TR
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