BET and Tyler Perry Studios have announced the first wave of series regulars for the upcoming dramedy, Sistas. It is the second BET project (following The Oval) announced for Perry after leaving OWN and signing a massive deal with Viacom. The series will star KJ Smith (Dynasty), Ebony Obsidian (If Beale Street Could Talk), Mignon Von and Novi Brown.
According to the network, the series will follow “a group of single black females from different walks of life who bond over their one common thread: why am I single? In this bold new series, viewers watch these women navigate their ‘complicated love life’ status, careers and friendship through the ups-and-downs of living in a modern world of social media and unrealistic relationship goals. The one-hour drama takes viewers on a roller coaster ride of emotions and hilarious moments that are the epitome of #squadgoals.”
Sistas will premiere this fall on BET and principal photography is underway at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. Perry is the writer, director and producer.
Check out their character descriptions below:
KJ SMITH will play ANDREA “ANDI” BARNES
The “common sense one of the group,” Andi is a successful divorce lawyer focused on taking her career to the next level. She is confident, driven, ambitious, clever, witty, and accomplished. She is reliable and the emergency call if ever needed.
EBONY OBSIDIAN will play KAREN MOTT
Owner of an up and coming hair salon, Karen is street-smart, headstrong and independent. Tired of being mistreated by men, she is beginning to take a very close look at the relationships in her life. Karen is the “tough love” girl of her “sistas” group.
MIGNON VON will play DANIELLA “DANNI” KING
Danni is the kind of woman who doesn’t hold back. She is the “ride or die” girl. Although she tends to be very involved with everyone else’s business but her own, she means well and has the best intentions. Danni is comical, fearless and marches to the beat of her own drum. She always has her girls’ backs. Danni is the unbiased supporter of the group and works in customer service at the airport.
NOVI BROWN will play SABRINA HOLLINS
Sabrina is stylish and smart. She works as a bank teller and is intrigued when one of her customers asks her out. Although she tends to be reserved and plays it safe, she goes against the grain and tries something new but doesn’t know how she feels about it. Sabrina is supportive of her girls and is the peacemaker of the group.
Photo: BET, Novi Brown