BET+ Sets Premiere For Original Thriller ‘The Deadly Getaway’

EXCLUSIVE: The new BET+ Original film The Deadly Getaway is set to premiere on May 9. The MegaMind Media-produced thriller stars Jason Weaver, Yandy Smith, Jeff Logan and Princess Love.

The Deadly Getaway tells the story of an upwardly mobile couple traveling to a glamorous campsite destination for a romantic weekend getaway that quickly turns nightmarish. Jacob (Weaver) plans to propose to his girlfriend of two years, Hope (Smith), but the arrival of her obsessive ex-boyfriend, Derrick (Logan), and his girlfriend, Jada (Tressa Azarel Smallwood) complicates things.

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Tensions and jealousy mount as Derrick becomes inappropriate with his flirtations. Things get even worse when the owners of the Away Pod go missing and Hope discovers Derrick has a dark secret he’s keeping from them all. Wanted by the police for a botched robbery and murder, there’s nothing Derrick won’t do to protect his secret even if it means killing his precious Hope. Stranded in the woods with a target on their backs, Hope and Jacob become the hunted and must fight their way out of this nightmare if they want to stay alive.

The feature is directed by Charles Jones and produced by Melissa Llewellyn-Alston and Kristin Iris Johnson. Donte Lee, Robyn Lyon, Jerry Vines and Jermaine Smith, also serve as executive producers for MegaMind Media; with Marvin Neil and Lorisa Bates for BET+. The Deadly Getaway is written by Chad Quinn and Eric Dickens.

The Deadly Getaway is the perfect reintroduction to classic thrillers, which encompass dramatic twists, and spine-chilling moments,” said Smallwood who in addition to acting also executive produces. “It showcases the range and diversity of emerging Black writers across genres of film and television.”

MegaMind Media titles that have received nominations of late include two NAACP Image Awards nods for the biopic First Lady Of BMF: The Tonesa Welch Story for BET+ and A Rich Christmas (BET) earned a Best Original Movie nomination from the NAMIC Awards for BET. Working across brands, Smallwood and MegaMind Media is behind two BETher series The Couch and The Waiting Room which focus on women’s health issues, and continues to expand the company’s diverse catalog of content at BET Networks.

Smith is represented by The BBM Agency. Weaver is represented by Pantheon, People Store, Crimson Media and Fox Rothschild. Logan and Love are represented by Pantheon. Smallwood is represented by Fox Rothschild.

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