The cast of Martin is coming together for a reunion special that will air on BET+ for the show’s 30th anniversary.
The reunion special will be hosted by Affion Crockett and will feature Martin Lawrence (“Martin”), Tisha Campbell (“Gina”), Tichina Arnold (“Pamela”) and Carl Anthony Payne II (“Cole”), along with surprise guest appearances.
Taking a look at the show’s origin and evolution, the reunion will feature interviews with the cast, original directors, special musical performances, and behind the scenes commentary on the importance and impact of the show that shaped a generation.
“Martin is one of the most beloved sitcoms in our community, both because it is hugely entertaining and because it played a pivotal role in changing the narrative of Black voices in entertainment and in culture through the portrayal of young, ambitious Black leads and healthy Black relationships,” said Scott Mills, CEO of BET, in a statement received by S&A. “Decades later, that representation is still just as important, which is why we’re so excited to honor a series that put Black culture front and center on our platform that embraces Black culture everyday.”
“To be able to sit here thirty years later with this amazing cast that has had such an impact on pop cultureis truly a blessing. I am always humbled that the fans still want more of the show and its characters. I amlooking forward to the reunion special.” said Martin Lawrence.
“Martin is one of the greatest sitcoms of all time,” said Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment.“JCE is honored to partner with Martin and BET on such an iconic reunion.
The reunion special is executive produced by Martin Lawrence, Robert Lawrence, Rae Proctor and Stacy Lyles through his company Run Tel Dat Entertainment. For Jesse Collins Entertainment, Jesse Collins and Dionne Harmon serve as executive producers along with Jeannae Rouzan-Clay who is also the showrunner. The show is executive produced and directed by Stan Lathan. The special is written by Nile Evans as well as Bentley Kyle Evans who also serves as a co-executive producer. Jesse Collins Entertainment’s Brittany Brazil is a producer.
Taping will take place on Feb. 20 and it will premiere on BET+ later this year. All five seasons of the show are streaming on BET+.