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BET's Boomerang sequel snags Halle Berry and Lena Waithe

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By Krutika Malikarjuna,

Lena Waithe and Halle Berry have signed on to executive-produce BET's 10-episode sequel to Boomerang, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Emmy-winner Waithe will also co-write the pilot alongside showrunner Ben Cory Jones.

The straight-to-series comedy is a follow-up to the 1992 movie which starred Eddie Murphy as Marcus, a womanizing ad exec who finds his cavalierness about work, life and love challenged when he starts to fall for his equally cold-hearted boss Jacqueline (Robin Givens). However, Berry's character Angela emerges as the movie's true romantic lead after Marcus realizes what he's looking for all along -- and it's not a colleague who works and plays as hard as him.

BET's version isn't a reboot or an adaptation, but a sequel to the film that will follow the lives of Jacqueline's son and Marcus and Angela's daughter as they try to make some legendary moves of their own.

No word on whether Berry will be staying behind the scenes, or whether she'll be reprising her role as the sweet and vivacious Angela, but the team-up between Waithe and Berry is sure to be high impact. After all, Hollywood legend + Hollywood rising star + beloved nostalgia property from '90s seems like a series worth live-tweeting to us.

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