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From executive producers Lena Waithe and Halle Berry, the BET original half-hour series Boomerang is a subversive and smart look at friendship, romance and gender politics among millennials. Continuing the story of the 1992 film of the same name but now following the lives of Jacqueline Boyer’s son, Bryson (Tequan Richmond), and Marcus and Angela Graham’s daughter, Simone (Tetona Jackson), as they try to make their own mark on the world, alongside their longtime friends Crystal (Brittany Inge), Tia (Lala Milan), David (RJ Walker) and Ari (Leland Martin).
While at the BET portion of the TCA Press Tour, Collider got the opportunity to sit down and chat with Tetona Jackson, Tequan Richmond, Brittany Inge, RJ Walker and Leland Martin about telling a story that’s authentic and true to the millennial voice, what they like most about their characters, having their voices heard, building chemistry with each other, the honest way the show handles sex and sexuality, how well they knew the original movie, what it means to them to have the support of Halle Berry, and just how involved the very busy Lena Waithe is with the show’s development.
Question - Show - Movie - Today
Question: I love this show and how, even though we’re reminded of the movie, it feels very relevant to today. When you guys read this, did it feel very relevant, authentic and true to you?
BRITTANY INGE: When I read it, it definitely felt authentic and true to the millennial voice. I felt like I was reading a script from someone who really understood the community, and the communities that they were writing about. It made me excited because I immediately related to the characters when I read it.
TETONA - JACKSON - Characters - Show
TETONA JACKSON: I definitely think you can relate to at least one of the characters in the show.
RJ WALKER: Speaking just to my character, David, when...
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