The Paula Patton-led film Sacrifice is being picked up as a series, BET+ announced Monday, Sept. 28.
The movie premiered on the streaming service in December 2019, with the potential of becoming a series. BET+ has now ordered 10-episodes of the series.
“We’re thrilled to expand our hit movie, Sacrifice, into a compelling new original series. We look forward to working with Footage Films, Paula, and the talented multicultural cast again and joining forces with acclaimed executive producer Kevin Arkadie, in providing viewers with more of the fresh and engaging storytelling they expect from our brand,” Traci Blackwell, executive vice president of scripted programming at BET, said in a statement.
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Patton plays Los Angeles entertainment lawyer Daniella Hernandez in the thriller.
“I am excited to reprise the role of Daniella Hernandez, her strength and ability to overcome incredible challenges is inspiring, and I am grateful for the opportunity to continue working with BET,” said Patton. “It is a wonderful experience to work with our cast and crew to create characters and stories that entertain and move people.”
Sacrifice centers on Hernandez as she navigates the nefarious lives of her rich and famous clients.
The movie was executive produced, written, and directed by Chris Stokes. Marques Houston also served as the film’s co-executive producer for Footage Films. For the series, Kevin Arkadie will join them as executive producer and showrunner while Patton will serve as co-executive producer.
“When I created the show, the only woman I could see playing the role of Daniella was Paula Patton. Sacrifice’s big cliffhangers, coupled with incredible acting, is sure to keep viewers completely locked in!” said Stokes.
Along with Patton, returning cast members include Marques Houston, James Trevena Brown, Veronika Bozeman, Altonio Jackson, Liliana Montenegro, Michael Toland, and Nelson Bonilla.
Patton is best known for her roles in such features as Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol, Baggage Claim, Warcraft, and opposite Denzel Washington in Déjà Vu. Recently, she starred in the thriller Traffik and in the family film Four Kids and It.
Watch the trailer for Sacrifice below.