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EXCLUSIVE: BET + rounds out its cast for the third season of Carl Weber’s The Family Business. KJ Smith, who reappeared as Sasha Duncan in the first two seasons, was promoted to the regular series for season 3. Stan Shaw (Rocky), Sheila E., Denise Boutte (Meet the Browns, Young Justice), Jasper Cole (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Beginner), Lew Temple (The Walking Dead), Horace Dodd (Narcos: Mexico), Ben Stephens, Jasmine Brown (A Miami love story) Kearia Schroeder (Dear Frank) and Desiree Mitchell (Loyalty) have joined the recurring cast.
Based on Weber’s bestselling crime series, The Family Business follows the Duncans, an upright, close-knit family who own and run an exotic car dealership in New York by day. At night their business activities are illegal.
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Ernie Hudson, Valarie Pettiford, Darrin DeWitt Henson, Javicia Leslie, Sean Ringgold, Tami Roman, Miguel A. Nunez, Arrington Foster, KJ Smith, Dylan Weber, Yadi Valerio and Emilio Rivera.
Smith’s Sasha is LC Duncan’s niece and a former hired hit woman who now works exclusively with her family.
(Top LR) Lew-Tempel, Horace Dodd, Ben Stephens, (Bottom LR) Jasmin Brown, Kearia Schroeder and Desiree Mitchell
Shaw will play Larry Duncan, LC’s older brother who is currently being held in a mental hospital. Larry blames LC and his family for his hospital stay and has been planning his escape and revenge for years. There is a rumor that he was behind the death of her other brother Lou.
Sheila E will portray Maude. She is the owner of one of the most exclusive manicure spas in the country, which is responsible for money laundering. However, to the community she is loved and adored because she does what she must do to survive and thrive.
Boutte is Raven Sinclair, the crafty and beautiful baby mom of a senior Duncan Family Associate. She decided to make her presence felt by revealing secrets from the past.
Cole will play Cory Black, director of the Philly Disciples motorcycle club and a member of Duncans’ Underworld Table. He’s a real snake and will do business with anyone for money.
Temple is Billy Bob, a local drug dealer who causes trouble for the Duncans after their dealer disappears.
Dodd will play Aires Cora. He was educated in the best schools in Europe and is the son of billionaire Alexander Cora. Like his father, he has a tendency to get what he wants by all means.
Stephens is Curtis Duncan, the bounty hunter and handsome nephew of LC Duncan who was called in to help the Duncan capture Brother X.
Brown will portray Charmaine. Brother X’s cheeky, no-nonsense sister, so excited about Curtis Duncan that she may reveal vital information about X’s whereabouts.
Schröder will play Nefertiti, the daughter of Brother Minister, who is the epitome of the preacher’s daughter … good by day, naughty by night.
Mitchell will play Melanie Grant. She is a college student who happens to be a secret child for someone in the Duncan family.
Nikaya D. Brown Jones is acting as showrunner and executive producer and Trey Haley as co-executive producer and director. Weber is the showrunner and executive producer for Urban Books Media. Hudson is also acting as executive producer.
Smith is again serviced by the A3 Artists Agency. Shaw is again taken care of by BRS / Gage. Sheila E. is with ICM Partners. Boutte will be re-performed by Newman-Thomas Mgmt. Cole will be re-performed by Artists United Agency, Inc. Temple is re-performed by Amsel, Eisenstadt, Frazier & Hinojosa. Dodd is again mentored by LoveStone Agency and KD Talent Management. Stephens is again taken care of by the Nancy Chaidez Agency. Brown is repeated by Innovative Artists. Schroeder is being looked after again by Zero Gravity Management. Mitchell is again taken care of by Knight Team Management.