Diarra Kilpatrick is going into business with BET. The actress, writer, and producer signed an overall deal for its BET Studios division. “As part of the deal, BET+ ordered eight episodes of the straight-to-series project ‘Diarra from Detroit,’” per Deadline.
Currently wrapping up production, the dark comedy “follows a divorcing schoolteacher with an acerbic sense of humor who refuses to believe she’s been ghosted by her rebound Tinder date. Her search for the missing man pulls her into a decades-old mystery involving the Detroit underworld.”
“Diarra from Detroit” is scheduled to premiere later this year.
“We are so excited to partner with Diarra. She represents the next generation of content creators, boldly embracing the role of a multi-hyphenate as a writer, actress, and producer,” said Aisha Summers Burke, Executive Vice President, and General Manager, BET Studios. “With a unique and authentic voice, Diarra’s storytelling is fearless, funny, and subversive. We are thrilled to have her part of the BET family.”
Kilpatrick expressed excitement about having “a space to create stories for everyone that center the Black experience.”
In 2018 Kilpatrick received an Emmy nomination for “American Koko.” Her other acting credits include “Perry Mason” and “The Last OG.” She also wrote on the latter.