It’s been about 27 years since the theatrical debut of Boomerang, starring Eddie Murphy, Robin Givens and Halle Berry. Now, BET is reviving the story— this time, on the small screen.
Boomerang is a half-hour subversive, smart, serialized comedy, fueled by romance, friendship, gender politics, love and of course, sex. The story picks up roughly twenty-five years after the original movie, and centers on the offspring of the iconic main characters. Imagine a world where Marcus Graham and Angela Lewis (Eddie Murphy and Halle Berry) walked off into the sunset—got married and had a daughter, Simone, and Jaqueline Broyer (Robin Givens) went on with her life and had a son, Bryson. The series follows these childhood friends as adults who are looking to make their own mark as marketing professionals, while navigating their feelings for each other.
Boomerang is co-created by Ben Cory Jones and Lena Waithe. Berry will be returning to the brand, but this time behind the camera as an executive producer. Then again, who knows; she may make a cameo! The show will boast a new generation of stars, including Tequan Richmon, Tetona Jackson, Leland Martin, and Lala Milan.
Check out our exclusive clip from the series above, where the cast muses on being “young, gifted and black”—which can be “cool,” but is also “exhausting.”