The latest Tyler Perry project is debuting Thursday, May 7, exclusively on the BET+ streaming service. “Bruh” is a dramedy focused on four 30-something friends who have known each other since college.
This is Perry’s second production exclusively for BET+ following the drama “Ruthless” about a woman trapped in a cult.
The first three episodes of “Bruh” will be available at launch. A new show from the 24-episode season will then drop each week after that.
The publicity materials note that “in a society where companionship between men of color is often misjudged and misrepresented, ‘Tyler Perry’s Bruh’ depicts a healthy image of black brotherhood; embracing vulnerability without playing on stereotypical hypermasculinity.”
“Bruh” is a slang term popularized in African-American greek culture, referencing friends so close they’re more like brothers.
That is the case for John (Barry Brewer), Tom (Mahdi Cocci), Mike (Phillip Mullings Jr.) and Bill (Monti Washington), who are navigating different career and relationship paths while relying on each other for support. The publicists note: “Sometimes their love is tough and their honesty brutal, but they manage to see each other through every scenario with levity and laughter.”
As usual, this entire season was written by Perry himself. He also directed and executive produced the series at Tyler Perry Studios.
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