Lifetime has greenlit three new thrillers featuring Black actresses, including Tatyana Ali, LeToya Luckett, Jasmine Guy, Amber Riley, K. Michelle, Kierra Sheard-Kelly, and more.
The trifecta of original films will premiere in winter 2022, the network announced Tuesday.
“We are so excited for these upcoming movies — they are a rollercoaster ride full of suspense, secrets and scandals that our audience just cannot resist,” Amy Winter, EVP and head of programming at Lifetime and LMN, said in a statement.
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Below are details from Lifetime on the three new films.
Single Black Female
Monica (Raven Goodwin) is trying to put her breakup behind her while she tries landing a new hosting job for an afternoon talk show. She hires Simone (Amber Riley) as her assistant and the two quickly become close, with Simone even moving next door to Monica. As the two spend more time together, some cracks in Simone’s facade start to show and Monica decides to cut ties. But Simone won’t have it as she becomes determined to take over Monica’s life for good. K. Michelle also stars. Single Black Female is directed by Shari Carpenter and written by Tessa Evelyn Scott and Sa’Rah L. Jones.
Four sorority sisters—Valerie (LeToya Luckett), Cassandra (Kierra Sheard-Kelly), Simona (Ta’Rhonda Jones) and Dominique (Drew Sidora)—reunite at their college’s Black Greek Weekend in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. As sisters of Alpha Beta Omega Sorority, they have been through a lot together, including the mysterious death of the dean of pledges 15 years prior. The past circles back ahead as the four sorority sisters arrive on the island and strange and inexplicable things begin to happen to each one of them, threatening to unearth the deadly secret that may tear them apart. Line Sisters is produced by Big Dreams Entertainment in association with Undaunted Content for Lifetime and is executive produced by D’Angela Proctor and Leslie Greif. Tailiah Breon directs from a script written by Jasmine S. Greene and Scott Mullen.
Vanished: Searching for My Sister
Twins Jada and Kayla (both played by Tatyana Ali) couldn’t be any more opposite: Jada is a reserved office worker while her sister Kayla is the wild one out of the two. After divorcing from her husband (played by Justin Bruening), Kayla asks Jada to watch her daughter while she sets up her new apartment. Jada begins to worry when she doesn’t hear from Kayla for several days and reports her sister missing. With no leads and the police investigation at a standstill, Jada takes matters into her own hands. She disguises herself as her sister and gets pulled into a world of drugs and deceit in order to learn the shocking truth about what really happened to Kayla. Vanished: Searching for My Sister also stars Jasmine Guy, Carolyn Hennesy and Anthony “Treach” Criss. The film is produced by Big Dreams Entertainment and Leslie Greif serves as executive producer. Tim Woodward Jr. directs from a script written by Christina Welsh.