Halle Berry, Lena Waithe to Executive Produce ‘Boomerang’ for BET

BET has lured one of the stars of Boomerang to work on its TV sequel. Oscar winner Halle Berry, who played Angela Lewis in the movie, will act as one of the series’ executive producers.

TV Line is reporting that Lena Waithe (The Chi) and Berry will executive produce the TV adaptation of the 90s comedy.

Lena Waithe

“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!”

The original 1992 film starred Eddie Murphy as Marcus, a womanizer who chased Robin Givens’ Jacqueline, while also trying to have a relationship with Angela.

The show will follow Jacqueline’s son and Marcus and Angela’s daughter.

“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,” said Berry. “I’m truly excited to be a part of bringing this iconic and beloved film to the small screen.”

The 10 episode series is scheduled to premiere on BET in 2019, with Ben Cory Jones (Insecure, Underground) as showrunner.