BET+ Picks Up New Scripted New Comedy “Ms. Pat”
Written by BET on October 14, 2020
New York, NY – October 14, 2020 – At present, BET+ introduced the pick-up of recent unique scripted comedy, “Ms. Pat,” from Think about Tv and Lee Daniels Leisure. Based mostly on Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams’ stand-up comedy and memoir, the ten-episode multi-camera sitcom will inform the story of a former convicted felon turned suburban mother (Ms. Pat), whose hustle and resilient spirit was cast on the streets of Atlanta. To a lot reserve, she now finds herself in conservative center America alongside her well-intentioned husband, performed by J. Bernard Calloway (“Metropolis On A Hill”), a wrestle of a sister performed by Tami Roman (“The Household Enterprise”), and two distinct units of youngsters performed by Theodore Barnes (“The Prince of Peoria”), newcomer Briyana Guadalupe, and Vince Swann (“50 Central”), raised beneath very completely different circumstances. Brian Grazer, Lee Daniels, President of Think about Tv Samie Kim Falvey, and Anthony Hill (who serves because the collection’ showrunner) will govt produce, alongside Ms. Pat and Jordan E. Cooper (“Star”), who additionally penned the pilot. “Ms. Pat” marks Grazer’s and Daniels’ first scripted undertaking on the community.
“We’re thrilled to welcome powerhouse creators Lee Daniels, Brian Grazer, and writing phenom Jordan E. Cooper dwelling to the BET household. We stay up for bringing Ms. Pat’s story to life on BET+ and supply viewers extra premium content material that displays and celebrates the spectrum of the Black expertise and tons of guffaws,” mentioned Traci Blackwell, Government Vice President, Scripted Programming, BET.
“I’ve all the time been drawn to tales that commemorate common human themes of household and love. Ms. Pat is an genuine, truthful voice that displays what’s happening in our tradition and the way it pertains to household. Due to her fierce authenticity, followers already love her humor and irreverence. She and Jordan E. Cooper have created this household comedy that may attain much more of the world – and all of us desperately must giggle,” mentioned Brian Grazer. “I’m excited to be working once more with Lee Daniels and BET+ to deliver Ms. Pat’s story to life – showcasing her highly effective story of survival, as she finds humor and love in all issues life.”
“That is the kind of present I want I had rising up – uncooked, humorous, and trustworthy. Ms. Pat and Jordan Cooper are magic collectively,” mentioned Daniels. “We’re thrilled that Lee Daniels Leisure, a division of Disney, and BET are working collectively for the primary time. Historic!”
Declared by The Washington Submit as “unforgiving and darkly hilarious,” and The New York Instances as “brutally trustworthy and outrageous,” Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams is a comic, creator, podcaster, and actress who brings a uncooked, in your face, and hilarious perspective to her work. Ms. Pat was simply hailed by Selection Journal as a Prime 10 Comedian To Watch. She has appeared on NBC’s “Final Comedian Standing,” Comedy Central’s “This Is Not Taking place,” Netflix’s “Larry Charles’ Harmful World of Comedy,” TV Information Community’s “Standup in Stilettos,” Nickelodeon’s “Mother’s Evening Out,” and was simply featured within the second season of the Netflix stand-up collection “Degenerates.”
Jordan E. Cooper is a playwright and performer who resides in Brooklyn, New York, by means of Hurst, TX. Jordan obtained an Obie award for his writing and efficiency of his play AIN’T NO MO’, which simply accomplished a sold-out world premiere run at The Public Theater. He was nominated for a similar play, The Drama League’s Distinguished Efficiency award alongside Bryan Cranston, Laurie Metcalf, and Andrè De Shields. He additionally starred within the award-winning impartial movie “Wolf.” Jordan has additionally been featured in The New York Instances, The Hollywood Reporter, and V Journal. He obtained his BFA from The New Faculty For Drama.
“Ms. Pat” is govt produced by Brian Grazer (“Empire,” “Wu-Tang: An American Saga,” “Genius: Aretha”) and Samie Kim Falvey for Think about Tv; Lee Daniels (“Empire,” “Star,” “Treasured”), Marc Velez, and Pam Williams for Lee Daniels Leisure; Anthony Hill (“Household Reunion,” “Ravens Dwelling”) who will even function the collection’ showrunner; Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams; and Jordan E. Cooper, who additionally penned the pilot.
(Picture: Ms. Pat)