BET+ has ordered ten episodes of a multi-camera sitcom based on the stand-up comedy and memoir of Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams.
Brian Grazer, Lee Daniels, Imagine Television President Samie Kim Falvey, and Anthony Hill will executive produce, alongside Ms. Pat and Jordan E. Cooper, who also penned the pilot. Hill will additionally serve as showrunner.
Ms. Pat marks Grazer and Daniels’ first scripted project for the streaming platform.
“We are thrilled to welcome powerhouse creators Lee Daniels, Brian Grazer, and writing phenom Jordan E. Cooper home to the BET family. We look forward to bringing Ms. Pat’s story to life on BET+ and offer viewers more premium content that reflects and celebrates the spectrum of the Black experience and tons of laughs,” Traci Blackwell, BET’s executive vice president of scripted programming, said in a statement Wednesday.
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According to a press release, Williams will star as a fictionalized version of herself, a former convicted felon turned suburban mom whose hustle and resilient spirit were forged on the streets of Atlanta. The series will also star J. Bernard Calloway as her husband, Tami Roman as her sister, and Theodore Barnes, Briyana Guadalupe, Vince Swann will play her kids.
“This is the type of show I wish I had growing up – raw, funny, and honest. Ms. Pat and Jordan Cooper are magic together,” said Daniels. “We are thrilled that Lee Daniels Entertainment, a division of Disney, and BET are working together for the first time. Historic!”