A new BET+ docuseries will follow Gabrielle Union‘s trip to Africa for her 50th birthday.
On June 15, the actress’ My Journey To 50 will premiere on the BET streamer. The two-part special will follow Union, “husband Dwyane Wade, family, friends and loved ones on an epic journey as she travels across multiple countries in Africa in celebration of her 50th birthday.”
The series features Union, Wade, Kaavia James Union Wade, Theresa Union (Gabrielle’s mother), Katie Union (Gabrielle’s aunt), Chelsea Union (Gabrielle’s niece), Tracy Union (Gabrielle’s sister), Adair Curtis, Essence Atkins, Angie Martinez and more.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Gabrielle Union is celebrating her 50th trip around the sun with an epic, continental journey through Africa, from the island of Zanzibar to the coast of Ghana to the parks of Namibia and the nightlife of South Africa.
We join Gabrielle, along with her family and closest friends, as she embarks on a journey that sheds light on the woman she once was and honors who she is in the present while discovering the deeply rooted, badass that she has always been. On this journey, she’ll walk the path of her heritage, gain wisdom and shed what no longer works for her while welcoming others to relearn, rediscover and reconnect as we collectively celebrate our most authentic selves.
“I’ve always had a lifelong thirst for knowledge. Connecting with the birthplace of civilization and my own ancestry helped me inch closer to my true self,” said Union said in a statement received by Shadow and Act. “There was no other place I wanted to spend my 50th birthday. It was an experience I’ll never forget and I’m excited for audiences to join me on the journey.”
The two-part special marks the first project Gabrielle Union is doing with BET+.
“It’s a privilege to have Gabrielle as part of the BET family. We’re delighted to debut one of her first overall deal projects on BET+,” said Scott Mills, President and Chief Executive Officer of BET Media Group. “In this two-part special, Gabrielle takes us on a journey that is both heartfelt and heart-wrenching. We’re honored to bring this story to our audience and to serve as a home for complex black stories that celebrate and give voice to our shared experiences, heritage and culture.”
The series is from Jesse Collins Entertainment and Union’s I’ll Have Another production company.
Union, Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon, Madison Merritt, Elaine Metaxas, Sergio Alfaro, Tiffany Mills, Kian Gass, and Erin Beaurem executive produce.