After focusing on African-American women in Sistas, Tyler Perry is turning the spotlight on men with his new series Bruh.
BET+ and Tyler Perry Studios released the trailer for the upcoming dramedy on Monday, and announced the original series will debut in May.
The first three parts of the 24-episode season will be available on the streaming service at launch, with a new episode dropping each week.
“Bruh” is a slang term made popular by Black-Greek culture and refers to a friend so close that he’s more like a brother. The series follows four longtime friends — John, Tom, Mike and Bill — as they navigate life and relationships through the strength of their brother-like bond.
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Here’s the official description for the series: “For John, Tom, Mike and Bill, no expression could characterize their camaraderie more accurately. Whether fulfilling career dreams or finding love, these four college buddies now in their thirties, find themselves learning to stand on their own two feet, while leaning on each other for support and guidance. Sometimes their love is tough and their honesty brutal, but they manage to see each other through every scenario with levity and laughter.”
Bruh stars Barry Brewer as Jonathan “John” Watts, Mahdi Cocci as Tom Brooks, Phillip Mullings Jr as Mike Alexander and Monti Washington as Bill Frazier. Additional cast members include Chandra Currelley as Alice Watts (John’s mother), Candice Renée as Regina (the ex-girlfriend that Bill wants back), and Alyssa Goss as Pamela (a casual girlfriend of Mike).
Tyler Perry’s Bruh is executive produced, written, and directed by Perry. Michelle Sneed also serves as Executive Producer for Tyler Perry Studios. Bruh premieres Thursday, May 7 on BET+.