Everything we know about Tyler Perry's Netflix series Beauty in Black

Netflix has announced the cast list for Tyler Perry's upcoming series.
Tyler Perry's Mea Culpa Premiere | Netflix
Tyler Perry's Mea Culpa Premiere | Netflix / Noam Galai/GettyImages

A new Tyler Perry series is in the works at Netflix and we've just learned who will star! The latest press release reveals that Snowfall's Taylor Polidore Williams and Acrimony alum Crystle Stewart will lead the show, titled Beauty in Black, for Netflix.

Beauty in Black is the latest acquisition under Perry's multi-year first-look deal with Netflix, where the filmmaker is expected to write, direct, and produce feature films and series for the streamer. His most recent Netflix release was the thriller film Mea Culpa.

Meet the cast of Beauty in Black on Netflix

Netflix hasn't set a release date for Beauty in Black yet, but the all-new series will be an hour-long drama written, directed, and produced by Perry. The first season will have 16 episodes, which is a rarity when it comes to Netflix shows, most of which usually only have eight to ten episodes for their debut seasons. Angi Bones and Tony Strickland will produce for Tyler Perry Studios.

The series revolves around two women, Kimmie and Mallory, leading very different lives. Kimmie is struggling to make ends meet after her mother kicks her out, while Mallory is busy running a successful company. The women soon find their lives becoming entangled in meaningful and surprising ways.

 Beauty in Black - Cast Announcement - Credit: Netflix
Beauty in Black - Cast Announcement - Credit: Netflix /

Besides Williams and Stewart, the series will also star Amber Reign Smith, Ricco Ross, Debbi Morgan, Richard Lawson, Steven G. Norfleet, Julian Horton, Terrell Carter, Shannon Wallace, Bryan Tanaka, Joy Rovaris, Xavier Smalls, Charles Malik Whitfield, Tamara "Tee" Kissen, Ursula O. Robinson, Ashley Versher, and George Middlebrook.

Fans of Perry's work will likely recognize several familiar faces as the majority of the cast has acted in other Tyler Perry projects. In addition to Mea Culpa, you can watch Perry's films A Madea Homecoming, A Fall from Grace, and A Jazzman's Blues on Netflix now.

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