“Tyler Perry’s Zatima” follows popular “Sistas” characters Zac (Devale Ellis) and Fatima (Crystal Renee Hayslett) as they navigate the ups and downs of their relationship.
In Sistas, Fatima works as an assistant at a law company and Zac is an ex-convict trying to rebuild his life when they met. As they grew closer, Zac and Fatima decided to take it to the next level. In “Tyler Perry’s Zatima,” audiences will be introduced to where the couple’s relationship stands now that they’ve decided to make it official. “Tyler Perry’s Zatima” will be the second spinoff from a Tyler Perry series on BET/BET+.
“Tyler Perry’s Zatima” premiered on September 22nd only on BET+ with two new episodes dropping every Thursday, thereafter!
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Zac and Fatima will still be on “Sistas”. The new series will give an inside look on the personal lives of Zac & Fatima. We will see how their relationship blossoms and meet their closes friends. “It’s a Martin and Gina with more drama.”- Devale
Crystal and Devale have stepped into leadership role alongside their ensemble cast. The two actors are navigating the pressure well by setting the tone on set with keeping a positive attitude and creating a fun atmosphere. The two work extremely hard rehearsing together for several hours and doing 90 pages a day.
The chemistry between Zac & Fatima is intense and steamy. The close friendship between Crystal and Devale keeps the walls down between the two, during their spicy scenes. Crystal consistently speaks with Khadeen Ellis, Devale’s wife, about the upcoming scenes. The two are always facetiming each other. With the three of them being so close, they are not bothered by the outside noise and comments. Devale expresses that being comfortable with your work partner helps the scenes to be more realistic.
Devale and Crystal have been grinding hard in the industry for 10 plus years now. Their success did not come overnight. Crystal worked at the Tyler Perry studios being a stylist, and Devale’s was in the NFL. They share their advice to those hoping to land their leading roles. “Work in the area where you would like to succeed in because there is always room to learn.”- Crystal “Be consistent with work & honor the gift. Everything will work out in God’s timing.”- Devale