Following the success of scripted comedy series, Bounce TV — the nation’s first and only broadcast television network designed for African-American (AA) audiences and TV’s fastest-growing AA network — is expanding into hour-long drama with Saints & Sinners, which will center around the pursuit of power, intertwined with deceit, greed, corruption and murder – all set against the backdrop of a large southern church.
Here is a synopsis:
With a history stretching over several generations, Greater Hope Baptist Church and its surrounding community are a family in themselves. However, in this family, love and loyalty have become tainted by lust, greed, and deeply ingrained secrets. With the return of a prodigal son and a shocking crime that rattles the core of the community, mysteries begin to unravel that could destroy the very heart of the church and shatter the lives of those within it.
Saints & Sinners cast:
- Vanessa Bell Calloway (Shameless, Coming to America) as Lady Ella, a beauty queen with a business mind and the power behind the throne as Pastor Evan Johnson’s wife.
- Clifton Powell (Ray, Murder in the First) plays Rex Fisher, a ruthless local loan shark with his hand in many of the dealings in town.
- Gloria Reuben (Mr. Robot, ER) as the Mayor of Cypress Pamela Clayborne, a hard-nosed former prosecutor whose secrets are catching up to her.
- Keith Robinson (Dreamgirls, Are We There Yet?) portrays Miles Calloway, a former R&B star, one hit wonder, now serving as the minister of music at Greater Hope.
- Christian Keyes (Mistresses, Let’s Stay Together) as Levi, the prodigal son who returns to his hometown after a successful run on Wall Street.
- Richard Lawson (Numb3rs, Wag the Dog) plays the beloved Pastor Evan Johnson who is harboring many dark doings from his faithful believers.
- Jasmine Burke (The Vampire Diaries, Army Wives) as Dr. Christie Johnson, the daughter and only living child of Pastor and Mrs. Johnson, who tends to local patients but has her own private issues.
- JD Williams (The Wire, The Good Wife) portrays Jabari, Levi’s cousin who also works for Rex and is torn between family and business.
- Afemo Omilami (Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Forrest Gump) as Detective St. Charles.