Ving Rhames and AJ Johnson are reuniting on screen for the new BET+ crime series Legacy. The two previously appeared together in John Singleton’s 2001 drama Baby Boy.
Described by producers as The Godfather meets American Gangster, Legacy centers on Guy Simmons (Ving Rhames), the patriarch of a powerful crime family in the southern underworld whose sons are vying for control of his empire.
The cast also includes LisaRaye McCoy, Draya Michele, Barton Fitzpatrick, Andra Fuller, Clifton Powell, and Jeremy Meeks.
Manny Halley created and executive produced the series. Yolanda Halley serves as writer and executive producer.
“This series is one for the ages, leaving viewers at the edge of their seats from beginning to end,” Halley said in a press release. “This is only the beginning.”
Here’s the official description: “The show follows Guy Simmons (Ving Rhames), the patriarch of the Simmons family, the ruling crime family in the southern underworld. When he gets shot, the balance of power is ended, turning his two sons into competitors, vying for control of the family. Kevin (Andra Fuller), the son of his first wife Gloria (AJ Johnson) is pitted against Ty (Markice Moore), the son of his second wife Debra (Lisa Raye). Both must fight off the ‘Pack, a bunch of young, ruthless gangsters, once led by Ty. Family secrets are unearthed that threaten to not only tear the family apart but the streets as well.”
The series is co-produced by Rodney Turner and Denee Busby Howard.
Legacy began streaming on BET+ today.