‘Ruthless’: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Tyler Perry's upcoming drama series on BET+

‘Ruthless’: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Tyler Perry's upcoming drama series on BET+
Ruth Truesdale (BET+)

Writer-director Tyler Perry is known for dishing out uniquely thrilling storylines. The multifaceted filmmaker is now ready to showcase his work on the small screen. 'Ruthless', the upcoming drama on BET+ will mark the first original series from the house of Perry and it seems quite promising from the first look of it.

Release Date

The 24-episode series will premiere on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Each one-hour episode is scheduled to stream weekly.



‘Ruthless’ is a spinoff of the hit series ‘The Oval’, also created by Tyler Perry. The plot follows the chilling story of Ruth Truesdale, who kidnaps her young daughter to join a dark cult of sex-crazed religious followers. Ruth will have to play nice with the powerful cult, so she can free her daughter and herself from their fearsome influence.


‘Ruthless’ stars Melissa L Williams, Jaime Callica, and Stephanie Charles, in the lead roles.


Melissa L Williams (IMDb)

Melissa L Williams is an American actor who plays the role of Ruth Truesdale in the series. She is previously recognized for playing the role of Carmen in 'F.A.M.E'. She has also appeared in other television series, short films, a commercial and several modeling projects.


Stephanie Charles (IMDb)

Stephanie Charles is an actress and producer, who plays Sarah's character in the drama series. She is previously known for shows like ‘The Paynes’, ‘Shameless’ and ‘NCIS’


Jaime Callica I(MDb)

Jaime Callica is a Canadian-American actor, known for his work in ‘Almost Human’, ‘The 100’, ‘Wayward Pines’, and more.


Other cast members across the 24-episode series include Matt Cedeño, Lenny D Thomas, Yvonne Senat Jones, Baadja-Lyne Odums, Nirine S Brown, Blue Kimble, Hervé Clermont, Anthony Bless and Bobbi Baker.


Tyler Perry attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019, in Beverly Hills, California (Getty Images)


The drama series is directed, written, and executively produced by Tyler Perry, while Michelle Sneed also serves as an executive producer for Tyler Perry Studios. Tyler Perry needs no introduction. He is a director, producer, writer, and also an actor who has a huge lineup of movies and television series under his banner.


The network has not updated any information on the previews of the series. Watch this space for more information.


Where to Watch

You can catch the weekly episodes of ‘Ruthless’ only on BET+, after it premieres on March 19, 2020

If you like this, you’ll love these:

The Oval
The Haves and The Have Nots
For Better Or Worse
The Paynes
The Game

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