Still of Gabrielle Dennis as Tina Turner from BET's "American Soul" episode 110. (Photo: Jace Downs/BET)
Photo: Photo by Jace Downs ©2018 BET
Photo: Photo by Jace Downs ©2018 BET

‘American Soul,’ ‘Boomerang’ renewed for second seasons on BET

Both are produced in Atlanta

Originally posted Friday, April 5, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Two Atlanta-based BET dramas were given second seasons this week: “American Soul” and “Boomerang.”

Both shows play off the past in different ways. “American Soul” is about the making of “Soul Train” and the rise of its creator Don Cornelius using some fictional characters to flesh out the story lines. “Boomerang” is a modernized version of the 1990s Eddie Murphy/Halle Barry film focused on their children and their friends in 2019 Atlanta. 

The dramas were both critically acclaimed and well liked by viewers.

"Making ‘Boomerang’ has been one of the highlights of my career and the positive feedback we've gotten from fans and critics has been so validating. I'm beyond excited to dive even deeper into these characters' lives in season two," said executive producer Lena Waithe, creator of Showtime’s “The Chi.”

The season finale of “Boomerang” airs April 9 while “American Soul” concluded season one this past Tuesday.

“We are incredibly grateful to continue to tell the ‘American Soul’ story. Season one was so well received by the culture and we feel that season two will be even more fun and exciting,” said Jesse Collins, executive producer of “American Soul.”

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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