Tyler Perry is expanding his Sistas universe with another series. A spin-off of the popular drama is headed to BET+. Tyler Perry’s Zatima will feature Devale Ellis and Crystal Renee Hayslett and follow their characters Zac and Fatima as they deal with the ups and downs of their relationship.
BET+ revealed more about the spin-off in a press release.
“Today, BET+ and Tyler Perry Studios announced the greenlight of the new BET+ original drama Tyler Perry’s Zatima, a spin-off from the #1 cable scripted series among Black viewers, Tyler Perry’s Sistas. The 10-episode one-hour series follows popular characters ‘Zac,’ played by Devale Ellis and ‘Fatima,’ played Crystal Renee Hayslett, as they navigate the ups and downs of their relationship. Zatima marks the second spin-off from a Tyler Perry top-rated linear show to get greenlit by BET+, the leading streaming service for Black audiences. Executive produced, directed, and written by Tyler Perry, Zatima started production at Tyler Perry Studios this week and will premiere in 2022 on BET+.
“We are continuing to strengthen our investment in quality programming, and our partnership with Tyler Perry has a proven track record of super-serving our audience,” said BET’s President and CEO, Scott Mills. “We look forward to unlocking crossover viewership opportunities between our linear platform and our streaming service one of our strongest series, Sistas. With Zatima joining our expanding roster of BET+ originals, BET is committed to giving viewers more of the compelling content they love and expect across our platforms.”
The announcement of Tyler Perry’s Zatima lands on the heels of the season three finale of Tyler Perry’s Sistas, premiering on Wednesday, December 22 at 9 PM ET/PT onBET and BET Her, followed by a new episode of The Tyler Perry Show: The Sistas After-Show Edition. Hosted by Tyler Perry, The Tyler Perry Show: The Sistas After-Show Edition will give viewers exclusive behind-the-scenes access to Mr. Perry’s hit series and feature the talented cast who bring their favorite characters to life every week, including KJ Smith, Mignon, Ebony Obsidian, Novi Brown, Crystal Renee’ Hayslett, DeVale Ellis, Chido Nwokocha, Anthony Dalton II, Brian Jordan Jr., Kevin A. Walton, and Trinity Whiteside.
The BET+ original drama, Tyler Perry’s Zatima, follows Tyler Perry’s Ruthless, the first spin-off of the hit series Tyler Perry’s The Oval. Streaming now on BET+, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless, tells the riveting story of a woman named Ruth, who kidnaps her young daughter to join her in the dark underworld of a fanatical religious cult.”
What do you think? Are you excited to see a new Tyler Perry series on BET+?
I’m so excited to see what’s going to happen with Zatima and zak. I really think they make a Beautiful Couple.
Why BET+? Many of us don’t have this and can’t afford to add it. Please reconsider this. I am so broken up and disappointed. Help Tyler!
#1 Zatima Fan!!!
I love them together. They are the show.
I’m for Zac and Karen, they been thru alot and real love stays together. Fatima should have left him alone once she found out he was Andi best friend , boyfriend. That’s what true friends do
You know it doesn’t work that way.
Karen is confused and doesn’t know what she wants in life. She treated him like dirt. Bye Bye Karen
I’m so excited to hear this news!! I was so scared Tyler was going to put Zach back with Karen. Thank you Tyler for seeing that chemistry between Zach and Fatima and giving them a spinoff, this is huge!!!
I just ❤ ❤❤ Zac & Fatima.
This is one of the Best things Tyler Perry could have done ❤
Can’t wait! Go team TP!
Im very excited, i cant wait
I’m excited to see Zack and Fatima get their own show. I’m not happy it is on B.E.T. +. EVERYBODY DOES NOT DO STREAMING. IT IS ASHAME.
We regular folks put them in #1 ranking and now you are taking them away. I have Bet+
Zatima is the best actress on sistas. She is so natural. I’m so glad she didn’t miss her calling. Everyone can see her talent
Excited to see new Tyler Perry’s series YES offcuz, but “Zatima” really? Is there that much energy, emotions between the two or is it just me? What I see BTW the two is just pleasure, fun, all they do is have sex and that is it
It isn’t about Sex their relationship shows how much motivation from a woman can drive a man to his full potential
Hopefully they are about to focus on the upward position their relationship is taking