EXCLUSIVE: BET+ has set a May 7 premiere date for Tyler Perry’s new series Bruh. The first three episodes of the 24-episode season will be available at launch, with a new episode dropping each week thereafter.
The slang term “bruh” refers to a friend so close they are more like a brother. The dramedy follows four longtime friends, now in their 30s, as they navigate life and relationships through the strength of their brother-like bond. The series depicts a healthy image of black brotherhood while tackling some stereotypes faced by men of color.
The official synopsis: “For John, Tom, Mike and Bill, no expression could characterize their camaraderie more accurately. Whether fulfilling career dreams or finding love, these four college buddies now in their thirties find themselves learning to stand on their own two feet, while leaning on each other for support and guidance. Sometimes their love is tough and their honesty brutal, but they manage to see each other through every scenario with levity and laughter.”
Bruh stars Barry Brewer as Jonathan “John” Watts, Mahdi Cocci as Tom Brooks, Phillip Mullings Jr as Mike Alexander and Monti Washington as Bill Frazier. Additional cast includes Chandra Currelley as Alice Watts, John’s mother); Candice Renée as Regina, the ex-girlfriend Bill wants back; and Alyssa Goss as Pamela, a casual girlfriend of Mike.
Tyler Perry’s Bruh is executive produced, written, and directed by Tyler Perry. Michelle Sneed also serves as executive producer of the series for Tyler Perry Studios.
You can watch the trailer above.
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