BET+ Original Film, “Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead” To Premiere On May 16





BET+ is all set to refresh its lineup with the premiere of its original film, “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead,” slated for release on Thursday, May 16. This new addition to BET+’s extensive catalog of original content combines humor and heartfelt drama, promising to be a hit among viewers.

The narrative centers around seventeen-year-old Tanya Crandell, portrayed by Simone Joy Jones, who is eager to spend her summer in Spain before her college journey at Howard University begins. However, her plans are abruptly put on hold when her mother, played by Ms. Pat, decides to attend a wellness retreat in Thailand, leaving Tanya to care for her three younger siblings. The sudden death of their babysitter catapults Tanya into an unexpected role of responsibility, challenging her to manage her siblings, a new job, and a budding romance.

Directed by Wade Allain-Marcus and written by Chuck Hayward, the film is a production of Treehouse Pictures, with high-profile executive producers including Michael Pillips, Tova Laiter, and Tyra Banks for SMiZE Productions. The cast features notable talents such as Nicole Richie, playing Tanya’s boss Rose, and June Squibb in the role of the babysitter, alongside a supporting cast that brings depth and humor to the unfolding family saga.

BET+, a joint venture between BET and Tyler Perry Studios, continues to be a leading platform dedicated to Black audiences and creators. It offers a commercial-free viewing experience packed with a diverse range of programming, from hit movies and TV shows to exclusive original series. The platform’s commitment to showcasing rich, compelling narratives is evident in its dynamic new releases and critically acclaimed productions.

With “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead,” BET+ offers viewers a reworked story of unexpected challenges and the resilience required to overcome them. The film is not only a summer entertainment piece but also a reflection on the growth that often comes from unforeseen circumstances. As Tanya navigates the complexities of adulthood, audiences are in for a treat of laughter, life lessons, and the ever-relatable family dynamics.

Stay tuned for this captivating film that explores the essence of family and the surprises life throws our way, only on BET+.

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