BET has announced the cast for “Bigger,” one of the first original series that will air on BET+, the network’s upcoming streaming service.
The series, from executive producer Will Packer, will star Tanisha Long, Angell Conwell, Rasheda Crockett, Chase Anthony and Tristen Winger. Warren Burke and Terrence T. Terrell will also appear in recurring roles.
The 30-minute, 10-episode series follows a single black woman who is dealing with the threat of marriage to a boring-in-bed boyfriend and the sudden, random death of a college acquaintance. The tragedy drives her ambitious group of friends to take a deeper look at their stagnant lives, asking themselves: is there something bigger and better in life?
“Bigger” was created by Felischa Marye and executive produced by Packer and Devon Shepard who also served as the showrunner.
“Bigger” recently wrapped production this summer in Atlanta.
BET+ will launch in the fall and will also be the home to the long-in-the-works “First Wives Club” reboot, which was initially developed for The Paramount Network but shifted over to BET. The upcoming service will also feature original content from Tyler Perry, who will be a financial stakeholder in the company.
Netflix alum Devin Griffin is leading the new service as its general manager.
BET+ is joining an increasingly-crowded streaming marketplace that includes Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, as well as new entrants Apple, Disney, WarnerMedia and NBCUniversal. While BET+ will the company’s first subscription offering, Viacom has so far resisted launching a company-wide option.