BET Networks announced that production on its new scripted series “Zoe Ever After,” starring Brandy Norwood, is underway in Atlanta, GA.
The multi-camera romantic comedy centers on Zoe Moon (Brandy Norwood), a newly single mom stepping out of the shadow of her famous boxer ex-husband Gemini Moon (to be played by Dorian Missick) while trying to balance dating, motherhood, a complicated relationship with her ex, and finally fulfilling her career dream of starting a cosmetics line.
Zoe is surrounded by a cast of colorful characters, including her smart and precocious eight-year-old son Xavier (Jaylon Gordon), her fashion-forward and fun assistant Valenté (Tory Devon Smith), her publicist and best friend Pearl (Haneefah Wood) and sexy contractor Miguel (Ignacio Serricchio).
The project hails from executive producers Debra Martin Chase, Danny Rose, Scooter Braun, executive producer/writer Erica Montolfo-Bura and co-executive producers Brandy Norwood and Elaine Aronson.
The BET Networks production is slated to premiere in January 2016.
The new series joins “Being Mary Jane” as another scripted original series on the network (although the ultimate fate of “Jane” isn’t clear at this point, given that the creator of the series, Mara Brock Akil – along with husband Salim Akil – are taking their business elsewhere, once their current contract with BET ends in a year).