STARZ announced the worldwide premiere date for the new original series “BMF,” with never-before-seen teaser trailer and art. Inspired by true legends, “BMF” tells the story of the real-life, American crime family: The Flenorys, set in 1980s Detroit. The series will premiere worldwide on Sunday, September 26 at 9 PM ET/PT then move to its regular timeslot at 8 PM ET/PT starting on Sunday, October 3. The series will air across all STARZ platforms in the U.S. and Canada and will air day and date internationally on the STARZPLAY premium streaming platform across Europe, Latin America and Japan.
Previously announced cast include series regulars Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr., the son of Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory; Da’Vinchi (The Way Back, “grown-ish”); Russell Hornsby (Fences, The Hate U Give); Michole Briana White (“Dead to Me,” She Hate Me); Ajiona Alexus (“Empire,” “13 Reasons Why”); Eric Kofi-Abrefa (Blue Story, Fury); Myles Truitt (“Black Lightening,” “The New Edition Story”); Steve Harris (“The Practice,” Diary of a Mad Black Woman); with Arkeisha “Kash Doll” Knight; Wood Harris (“Empire,” Creed); and Snoop Dogg (Dolemite Is My Name, Soul Plane, Training Day) in recurring roles. La La Anthony (“The Chi,” Think Like a Man) and Serayah (“Empire,” Favorite Son), both set as recurring guest stars.
“BMF” is inspired by the true story of two brothers who rose from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980s and gave birth to one of the most influential crime families in this country. Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory’s charismatic leadership, Terry “Southwest T” Flenory’s business acumen and the fraternal partnership’s vision beyond the drug trade and into the world of hip-hop would render the brothers iconic on a global level. Their unwavering belief in family loyalty would be the cornerstone of their partnership and the crux of their eventual estrangement. This is a story about love, kinship and capitalism in the pursuit of the American dream.
“BMF” is executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (co-creator of the “Power” Universe, “For Life”), alongside showrunner, executive producer, writer and Detroit native Randy Huggins (“Star,” “Rebel,” “Power”). Tasha Smith (“Empire,” “Power,” Why Did I Get Married?) is set to direct multiple episodes and executive produce. Terri Kopp, Anthony Wilson and Anne Clements also serve as executive producers on the series. “BMF” is produced through Jackson’s G-Unit Film and Television in association with Lionsgate Television for STARZ.