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‘Can’t Wait to Share This Story’: Tyler Perry Lands New BET White House Drama

Tyler Perry is heading to the White House with his new show on BET titled “The Oval.”

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the show will be about a newly elected president, his wife and their two children. The first couple is also interracial, with the actor Ed Quinn playing President Hunter Franklin and Kron Moore taking on the role of first lady Victoria Franklin.

Their troubled children will be played by Paige Hurd as well as Daniel Croix, and the story will be that of a family that looks perfect but behind closed doors is really drowning in dysfunction.

There will also be infidelity in the storylines, as well as corruption, while everyone tries to maintain a good first family image.

The new show will be the first release under Perry’s deal with Viacom, which owns BET. The media mogul inked the deal two years ago and as a part of it he’ll create one more drama, two comedies and a holiday special that will air live. All of the Viacom shows will air between October 2019 and September 2020.

Perry will write and direct “The Oval.” He will also executive produce it with Michelle Sneed under the Tyler Perry Studios umbrella.

The Viacom deal came after Perry’s contract with Oprah Winfrey‘s OWN ended, where he created shows like “Love Thy Neighbor,” “If Loving You Is Wrong” and “The Haves and the Have Nots.”

“I’ve been hard at work on ‘The Oval’ and can’t wait to share this story with audiences,” Perry said in a statement.

“I’ve set out to create a show that 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,” he added. 

There’s no word on how many episodes will be in the first season.

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