BET announced the television debut of its original film OPEN, a romantic drama that showcases the alternative perspective of open relationships. The film stars Essence Atkins (Smart Guy; Deliver Us from Eva), Keith Robinson (Dream Girls; This Christmas), Jasmine Guy (A Different World; Harlem Nights; The Quad) and Matt Cedeno (Power; Blood, Sweat, and Lies; Z Nation). The OPEN premiere will simulcast on BET and BET HER, Saturday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Cameron and Wren have been married for ten years, however, the last three years of their matrimony have been open to polyamorous relationships. They set rules as boundaries to ensure a healthy open relationship, but they quickly learn that rules applied to the art of emotion can often be broken. Looking through the lens of polyamory, OPEN teaches viewers the full scope of these oftentimes taboo relationships.
OPEN is written and directed by Cas Sigers-Beedles; produced by Essence Atkins, Melissa Young, and Kirk Frasier. Serving as executive producers are Terri J. Vaughn and Cas Sigers-Beedles (for Nina Holiday Entertainment), Richelle Cross (for Class & Sass Promotions) and Roger Bobb.
BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news, and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa, and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.