Starz has officially renewed ‘BMF‘ for a fourth season, The Cinemaholic has exclusively learned. The filming of the fourth installment will start in Atlanta, Georgia, next month. Heather Zuhlke will continue to serve as the showrunner of the series, which was created by Randy Huggins.
In the second season finale of the show, Meech goes solo to expand the family empire in Atlanta. He and Terry settle their issues with Detective Bryant, Lamar, and B-Mickie, securing BMF’s control in Detroit. The episode takes a dark turn as Detective Bryant’s son, armed with B-Mickie’s gun, kills his bully, landing him behind bars. Lamar’s destructive path continues as he murders Monique, Meech’s child’s mother, before becoming incapacitated with a crack addiction.
The narrative of the third installment is set to unfold in the early 1990s, portraying the Flenory family’s quest for reinvention. With Detective Bryant out of the picture, Meech and Southwest T hope for a respite from law enforcement. Throughout season 2, they work diligently to establish BMF as a formidable crime enterprise, seemingly succeeding. However, a teaser from the network reveals a twist as a necklace with the letters “BMF” is placed in an evidence envelope. The ten-episode third installment is scheduled to premiere on March 1, 2024.
Starz’s President of Original Programming, Kathryn Busby, hinted at significant twists in season 3, stating, “Following such a strong debut with season two, we’re thrilled to continue to expand on the incredible story of the Flenory brothers as they change the game by writing their own rules.” The narrative of the fourth installment depends on the unfolding events in season 3.
The core of the series’ narrative revolves around the Flenory brothers, ensuring the return of leading stars Demetrius Flenory Jr. as Meech and Da’Vinchi as Southwest T to the third installment. With Monique’s tragic demise in season 2, Kash Doll won’t feature in the next installment. The fates of the other key ensemble members such as Myles Truitt (B-Mickie) and Eric Kofi-Abrefa (Lamar) remain uncertain, with their respective characters’ arcs left hanging. Steve Harris (Detective Bryant) and Kelly Hu (Detective Jin) will return and their characters may undergo significant developments.
Russell Hornsby and Michole Briana White will return as the Flenory brothers’ parents Charles and Lucille Flenory respectively, along with La La Anthony as Markaisha Taylor, Sydney Mitchell as LaWanda, and Laila D. Pruitt as Nicole Flenory. Additionally, season 3 will feature 2 Chainz, Ne-Yo, Lil Baby, Saweetie, Cynthia Bailey, and Michael King. The cast of the fourth installment is yet to be announced.
Atlanta is a significant location of the show’s previous seasons as well. The city earlier hosted the shooting of famed productions such as Marvel’s ‘Echo‘ and Blitz Bazawule’s period drama movie ‘The Color Purple.’
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