Tales (TV series)

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Tales
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Genre Drama
Created by Irv Gotti
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8
Production
Executive producer(s) Irv Gotti
Producer(s) Keith Neal
Ron Robinson
Joy Kecken
Yule Caise
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) Visionary Ideas
Release
Original network BET
Original release June 27, 2017 (2017-06-27) – present

Tales is an American drama anthology television series created by Irv Gotti. The series premiered on BET on June 27, 2017.[1][2] It was renewed for a second season.[3]

Premise[edit]

Each episode tells a new "tale" inspired by past and current hip-hop songs weaved into stories.

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
1"Fuck the Police"Irv GottiStory by : Irv Gotti
Teleplay by : Sherman Payne & Joy Kecken
June 27, 2017 (2017-06-27)1010.544[4]

The controversial killing of a young white boy at the hands of two black police officers ignites riots and a district attorney's struggle to convince the one witness to testify in court.

Cast: Boris Kodjoe, Matthew Noszka, Chet Hanks, Nafessa Williams, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Tyrin Turner, Clifton Powell

Note: Inspired by N.W.A's "Fuck tha Police".
2"Cold Hearted"Benny BoomDenise HarkavyJuly 11, 2017 (2017-07-11)1020.451[5]

A mega-star rapper who gets fatally shot, with his faithful sidekick by his side, and all suspects - his wife, manager and best friend.

Cast: Keith Powers, Christian Robinson, Michelle Hayden, Sean Baker, Maino, Clayton Landey, MC Lyte

Note: Inspired by Meek Mill's "Cold Hearted".
3"A Story to Tell"Jessy TerreroStory by : Irv Gotti
Teleplay by : Yule Caise & Joy Kecken
July 18, 2017 (2017-07-18)1030.432[6]

In the aftermath of an apparent home invasion, the fiancée of an NBA superstar looks back dealing with her future husband's constant philandering ways and which led to her own affair with a neighborhood hustler.

Cast: Jennifer Freeman, Woody McClain, Elise Neal, Rico Ball, DC Young Fly, Lil Duval

Note: Inspired by The Notorious B.I.G.'s "I Got a Story to Tell"
4"Trap Queen"Benny BoomIrv GottiOctober 10, 2017 (2017-10-10)1041.039[7]

This is a story of devoted love: Crystal discovers that her boyfriend and the love of her life, Reggie, is running drugs out of the strip club they own together. Despite her initial hesitation, Crystal decides to join forces with Reggie in order to secure their dream future.

Cast: Lance Gross, Michelle Mitchenor, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Tammy Rivera, Woody McClain

Note: Inspired by Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen"
5"Children's Story"Erik WhiteSherman PayneOctober 17, 2017 (2017-10-17)1050.539[8]

Two penniless teenagers learn the lesson of karma the hard way when they start robbing people in their neighborhood.

Cast: Bre-Z, Jharrel Jerome, Tonea Stewart, Rick "Slick Rick" Walters

Note: Inspired by Slick Rick's "Children's Story"
6"99 Problems"Tasha SmithMarcus J. GuilloryOctober 24, 2017 (2017-10-24)1060.542[9]

When the Black Lives Matter movement is declared an enemy of the state, two college lovers and BLM activists go on the run to escape the clutches of the police.

Cast: Peyton Alex Smith, Rhyon Nicole Brown, Mike Pniewski, Jerod Haynes, Charles Malik Whitfield, Tyra Ferrell

Note: Inspired by Jay Z's "99 Problems"
7"You Got Me"Erica A. WatsonJoy KeckenOctober 31, 2017 (2017-10-31)1070.440[10]

A highly disciplined, independent-minded dancer about to perform in an important show falls for a man who gets her to lose focus.

Cast: Sinqua Walls, Lex Scott Davis, Shayla Love, Alvester Martin III

Note: Inspired by The Roots featuring Erykah Badu's "You Got Me"
8"All I Need"Irv GottiPatrick Coker and Adam WiesenNovember 25, 2017 (2017-11-25)1080.706[11]

A war veteran suffering from PTSD falls in love with the wrong woman, the girlfriend of Taggert-- a dangerous pimp who will do whatever it takes to get his girlfriend back.

Cast: Demetrius Shipp Jr., Kyndall Ferguson, Sean Baker, John Bryant, Jim Jones, Tami Roman

Note: Inspired by Method Man featuring Mary J. Blige's "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By"

References[edit]

  1. ^ James Poniewozik (2017-06-26). "Review: In BET's 'Tales,' Rap Lyrics Get Lost in Translation". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-06-29.
  2. ^ Vibe (2017-06-27). "Review: Irv Gotti's First Episode Of Tales Targets Police Brutality". Vibe.com. Retrieved 2017-06-29.
  3. ^ Irv Gotti Lorenzo (2018-05-06). "Tales Season 2 Coming". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-06-17.
  4. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 6.27.2017". Showbuzz Daily. 2017-06-28. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  5. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals &a Network Finals: 7.11.2017". Showbuzz Daily. 2017-07-12. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
  6. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 7.18.2017". Showbuzz Daily. 2017-07-19. Retrieved 2017-07-24.
  7. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (October 11, 2017). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.10.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  8. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (October 18, 2017). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.17.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  9. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (October 25, 2017). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.24.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  10. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (November 1, 2017). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.31.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  11. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.25.2017". Showbuzz Daily. 2017-11-29. Retrieved 2017-12-15.

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