“Boomerang” returns for its second season on BET tonight. The show serves as a sequel to the 1992 film of the same which starred Eddie Murphy and Halle Berry.

Co-created by Lena Waithe, the series addresses timely cultural issues, but its hook is its cast, including lead Tetona Jackson, a definite star on the rise.

The new season will be directed entirely by women of color, furthering its status as a progressive series. “This season, we really wanted to go bigger and bolder,” said Dime Davis, executive producer on the show. “Keeping everything, we loved from the first season and dumping the rest, we were able to find a unique approach to the storytelling in season 2.”

“Boomerang” is a series fueled by romance, friendship, gender politics, love and of course, sex. The updated version follows the lives of Jacqueline Boyer’s son, Bryson, and Marcus and Angela Graham’s daughter, Simone (Jackson), as they try to step out of their parents’ shadows and create their own legacies. The storyline primarily deals with a group of childhood friends who are now adults and looking to build careers as marketing professionals while navigating their feelings for one another.

By Michael Jacobo & Justine Duclaux

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