'The Family Business' Season 2 soars with drugs and automobiles, but that's not what attracts viewers the most
'I think that people, really enjoy seeing the power of the family,' says Henson who plays the lead Orlando Duncan on the hit BET+ series in a chat with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW)
The Duncans are notorious for their shady business in the underworld as they keep their so-called legit exotic car dealership business as a front. This powerful family has been on BET+ for awhile chronicling the trial and tribulations of many complicated members of the patriarchy. So we wondered if you took away the drama and action-packed scenes, what are we to expect from the upcoming episodes of Season 2? Darrin Dewitt Henson, who plays the lead character, Orlando Duncan, the CEO of Duncan Motors exclusively chats with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) on the Duncans. "It's not just about money, not just about power," he says.
When asked what the core element of the show is beside the Duncans' business, Henson spoke of two aspects: a well-oiled family decorum and the American dream. "I think it's to show the family infrastructure. This show is about how the family can be impactful when people come together. When people agree to be a family, when they, you know, agree to move together, when they agree to act together when they agreed to protect one another when they agree to have a common bond," said Henson. "We see how strong the family can be." The actor also further delved into the understanding of how wealth actually works, explaining that the series speaks about "coming from one thing and growing into something else."
"It speaks to development. It speaks about wealth and about the mindset of wealth. Wealth has nothing to do with the color it has to do with the mindset. And anyone can grow into wealth because wealth — before it becomes physical wealth — it's mindful wealth. So we can think our ways into being wealthy and powerful," explained Henson. The show has a huge fan base across the world and Season 2 has been anticipated for a while. While we know that family infrastructure is a binge-worthy watch, let's not forget 'Empire' and 'Dynasty'.
Henson also explained how the series fueled empowerment, and the audience responds to it. "I think that people have a great need to feel empowered. And I think through seeing images that look like them, they feel empowered," explained Henson. He further spoke of how the cast is beautiful when that results in what he calls "ocular pleasing" where the male viewers of the show have the women they love watching, and the women viewers have the men they love watching. "I think its beautiful people love the idea of the family infrastructure being there — mother and father being together and sons and daughters being together and them going to the patriarch and the matriarchs of the family," continued Henson.
"I think that people, really enjoy seeing the power of the family." Season 2 of 'The Family Business' premiered on July 2, 2020, with six episodes, an hour each. Episodes are released weekly now on BET+.