ATLANTA — BET hosted the official premiere for Tyler Perry’s “The Oval” and “Sistas” on Sunday, and stars and the creator came out for the main event.
“Tyler Perry’s The Oval” tells the story of a family placed in the White House by people of power while also highlighting the personal side and everyday lives of the staff who run the inner workings of the nation’s most iconic residence.
Cast in attendance included Ed Quinn, Kron Moore, Paige Hurd, Daniel Croix Henderson, Javon Johnson, Ptosha Storey, Vaughn Hebron, Teesha Renee, Lodric Collins, Ciera Payton, Taja V. Simpson, Walter Fauntleroy, Brad Benedict, Travis Cure and Matthew Law.
“I’m super excited because I always wanted to do a show in The White House,” and having this moment to do that at this time. Is really powerful, “ Perry tells The A-Scene.
The mogul went to great lengths to recreate the historic building that houses U.S. presidents, including building a replica inside his 330-acre studio.
“I’m playing the president and Tyler Perry built me the White House. When I got to the lot there was just this pile of dirt, and I lived at Tyler Perry Studios, and watched the White House come together. It’s an exact replica,” Quinn said. “ I never had anything remotely like that from any show that I’ve worked on.”
“The script read as a page turner for sure, and so I hope the audience will feel the same thing from episode to episode, “ Moore said.
“Tyler Perry’s Sistas” follows a group of single black females as they navigate their “complicated love lives,” careers, and friendships 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.
Cast in attendance included stars KJ Smith, Mignon Von, Ebony Obsidian, Novi Brown, DeVale Ellis, Chido Nwokocha, Anthony Dalton, Brian Jordan Jr., and Kevin A. Walton.
Production for both shows took place during the spring and summer of this year, and were written, directed, and produced by Perry.
Michelle Sneed will also serve as Executive Producer of both series for Tyler Perry Studios.
“We all have experience and credits, but this our first time, all of us being series regulars. I mean, we just have so much love and compassion, and understanding for each other. It’s been a dream,” Von said.
“We’re really sisters. We tell each other like it is. We laugh together. We cry together, and we’re going through a thing together. This is special for us. We’ve bonded. We’ve spent so much time together. So, we were forced to get to know each other,” Smith.
“Tyler Perry’s Sistas” premieres Wednesday, October 23 at 10 PM ET after “The Oval” on BET.
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