Ms. Pat will be getting her own sitcom after all it seems. Last year, it was announced that Hulu had set everything up having ordered a pilot from the comedian. But now, the tides have changed and the project is now over at BET+, BET’s streaming service, who has given it a ten episode series order.
The series, according to Variety who first broke the news, stars Ms. Pat as “a fictionalized version of herself, a former convicted felon turned suburban mom whose hustle and resilient spirit were forged on the streets of Atlanta. To much reserve, she now finds herself in conservative middle America alongside her well-intentioned husband (J. Bernard Calloway), a struggle of a sister (Tami Roman), and two distinct sets of kids (Theodore Barnes, Briyana Guadalupe, Vince Swann) raised under very different circumstances.”
Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams will also serve as executive producer alongside Brian Grazer, Samie Kim Falvey, Lee Daniels, Marc Velez, Pam Williams, and co-executive producer Jon Radler. Anthony Hill, who also is credited as an executive producer, will serve as show runner, based on a pilot script from Jordan E. Cooper.
“We are thrilled to welcome powerhouse creators Lee Daniels, Brian Grazer, and writing phenom Jordan E. Cooper home to the BET family,” said Traci Blackwell, executive vice president of scripted programming for BET, said in a statement. “We look forward to bringing Ms. Pat’s story to life on BET+ and offer viewers more premium content that reflects and celebrates the spectrum of the Black experience and tons of laughs.”
“This is the type of show I wish I had growing up – raw, funny, and honest,” Daniels added. “Ms. Pat and Jordan Cooper are magic together. We are thrilled that Lee Daniels Entertainment and BET are working together for the first time. Historic!”
“I have always been drawn to stories that celebrate universal human themes of family and love Ms. Pat is an authentic, truthful voice that reflects what’s going on in our culture and how it relates to family,” Grazer said in his own statement. “Because of her fierce authenticity, fans already love her humor and irreverence. She and Jordan E. Cooper have created this family comedy that will reach even more of the world – and we all desperately need to laugh. I am excited to be working again with Lee Daniels and BET+ to bring Ms. Pat’s story to life – showcasing her powerful tale of survival, as she finds humor and love in all things life.”
No word as far as when this is coming to light, but we hope it’s sometime relatively soon!