Variety reports that Tyler Perry is bringing two new shows to BET Plus, including ripped-from-the-headlines soap Ruthless. A spin-off of BET's hit The Oval, Ruthless sees Ruth Truesdale (Melissa L. Williams) trying to free herself and her daughter from a sex cult.
Daytime fans will be psyched to recognize a familiar face: Matt Cedeño (ex-Brandon, Days of Our Lives). No word yet on the character Cedeño will be playing, but he's currently recurring as billionaire textiles mogul Ignacio Santos on Will Packer and Jamey Giddens' Ambitions. Perry, an avowed soap fan, will write, direct, and executive produce Ruthless with Michelle Sneed for Tyler Perry Studios. The show is set to premiere in 2020.