Carl Weber’s The Family Business


The Family Business is a limited series adapted from best-selling crime drama books published by the New York Times and follows the Duncan family, who run an upstanding exotic car dealership by day while, by night, engaging in dangerous criminal activities that threaten their livelihoods.

Ernie Hudson stars as patriarch L.C., who must decide which of his children should take over his company. Valarie Pettiford, Emilio Rivera, Darrin Henson, Javicia Leslie, and Sean Ringgold complete the cast.

Ernie Hudson

Ernie Hudson (Winston in Ghostbusters) stars in this thriller about a family who run an exclusive car dealership by day and lead an illicit lifestyle at night. When their home becomes threatened by politicians, mafia bosses, and drug cartels of their city, it becomes essential that they stick together or perish individually.

Hudson executive produces this eight-episode drama based on the best-selling crime drama book series, and Valarie Pettiford and Armand Assante co-star as L.C. and Charlotte Duncan from Tri Destined Studios’s New York Undercover; Malik Yoba of NY Undercover plays Harris Grant who finds himself locked into an argument between himself and Charlotte over who will succeed her at their business. Produced by Tri Destined Studios and Urban Books Media, its season 4 premiere will air tonight on BET, or you can stream it live using Philo or FuboTV!

Valarie Pettiford

Valarie Pettiford is an impressively gifted actor, dancer, and singer who earned herself a Tony nomination for her performance as Fosse on Broadway. Now this multi-talented entertainer has taken to playing Charlotte “Chippy” Duncan on BET’s Carl Weber’s The Family Business show as Charlotte “Chippy.”

Based on the best-selling New York Times crime series, this drama follows the Duncan family, who run an upscale exotic car dealership by day while also engaging in illicit activity by night. Ernie Hudson stars as patriarch L.C. Duncan, who’s in the process of handing the business down to one of his children.

Tri Destined Studios’ executive producers Nikaya D. Brown Jones and Trey Haley have created an engaging story featuring numerous family members with unique skills; for instance, Paris is a stunning model who proves much more lethal than expected.

Armand Assante

Armand Assante is a seasoned character actor known for his skill at portraying underworld hardmen. His acting talent and distinct look have led him to roles in hundreds of films and TV shows; some notable credits include Dominic Catano from American Gangster, Henri Tremont in Private Benjamin, and Caesar Castillo in Mambo Kings.

Assante has not only performed in mafia and tough-guy roles but has also distinguished himself by participating in historical dramas. He played Napoleon Bonaparte in 1987’s Napoleon and Josephine, Odysseus in the TV miniseries On the Beach, and Friedrich Nietzsche from Irving Yalom’s novel When Nietzche Wept.

Assante has not only appeared in Carl Weber’s The Family Business but has also participated in independent projects such as ‘Last Run,’ a heist thriller called One-Eyed King, and two comedies called ‘Two For The Money.’

Emilio Rivera

Carl Weber wrote The Family Business as a series of novels following the Duncan family from Jamaica, Queens. Although known for their exotic car dealership business, their family can still experience dramatic ups and downs in everyday life.

Based on Carl Weber’s best-selling series, this captivating crime drama from BET+ Original Series follows the upstanding Duncan family. By day, they manage their luxury car dealership in New York City; by night, however, they live an unconventional double life that involves Ernie Hudson, Valarie Pettiford, Darrin DeWitt Henson, Javicia Leslie Sean Ringgold Miguel A Nunez Jr Arrington Foster KJ Smith Mayans MC star Emilio Rivera Showrunner Nikaya D Brown Jones and director Trey Haley are amongst its executive producers; BET’s The Family Business can be streamed online using Philo (free trial subscription required) or FuboTV subscription services respectively.

Darrin Henson

Darrin DeWitt Henson stars as Orlando Duncan in Carl Weber’s The Family Business on BET+, an exciting hit series about an apparent family that operates an exclusive car dealership by day but has an underground drug trade dealing operation at night.

Henson is best known for creating Darrin’s Dance Grooves and directed Violation. From 2000-2004, he played Lem Van Adams in Showtime’s Soul Food television drama series, an unprecedented run that boasted a predominantly black cast.

Henson personifies elegance, supreme intelligence, mastermind leadership, and calculated vengeance. Always three steps ahead in every situation and never showing his hand, Henson makes for an ideal Orlando Duncan: power, seduction, and family harmony in one on-screen presence.

Javicia Leslie

Javicia Leslie has made waves in Hollywood over the past several years. After graduating from Hampton University, she quickly earned a series regular role on BET’s Carl Weber’s Family Business and appeared in the films Swim at Your Own Risk and Always a Bridesmaid. Furthermore, Leslie appeared on CBS’ God Friended Me and will play Batwoman on The CW live-action series, replacing Ruby Rose.

BET+ launched Season Two of Family Business on July 2, and it features Ernie Hudson, Valarie Pettiford, Emilio Rivera, Darrin DeWitt Henson, Sean Ringgold Tami Roman, and Miguel A Nunez Jr. Produced by Tri Destined Studios under Nikaya D. Brown Jones as showrunner/showrunner Trey Haley as director – which follows their double life during day and night! Starring Ernie Hudson, Valarie Pettiford Emilio Rivera, Darrin DeWitt Henson, Sean Ringgold, Tami Roman, and Miguel A. Nunez Jr.

Sean Ringgold

Carl Weber’s crime novels inspired The Family Business, an adaptation on BET+ for its second season. The series centers on the Duncan family – an influential faction in New York City criminal circles.

This seemingly respectable family runs an exotic car dealership daily while living an often dangerous double life at night. Things become particularly heated this season as L.C. prepares to pass control to one of his children.

Sean Ringgold, who plays Junior Duncan on “The Family Business,” must keep himself alert while filming scenes that require him to remain constantly on edge during production. One moment that particularly amazed Ringgold this season was when Junior proposed to Sonya at a restaurant while her husband and his henchmen were present – an unforgettable ‘wow’ moment that left Ringgold feeling stunned and left them in disbelief. “The Family Business” can be found every Thursday on BET+; Philo offers free trials, as does FuboTV for subscribers; Tri Destined Studios produces this show.

Tami Roman

Tami Roman, best known as one of the stars of Basketball Wives and her show Haus of Vicious, has continued her acting career by appearing in Carl Weber’s The Family Business on BET+. The play centers around the Duncan family, who appear upstanding while running an exotic car dealership in Jamaica Queens but lead an underground criminal life within New York City.

Roman stars as London Duncan-Grant, an elder daughter who appears to be an unassuming homebody yet has some unexpected secrets. Roman joins an ensemble cast that includes Ernie Hudson, Valarie Pettiford, Darrin Henson, Javicia Leslie, Brely Evans Sacaiah Shaw, and Miguel A Nunez Jr. As the second season premieres today, it follows this family as they look to solidify their place within the underworld.

Miguel A. Nunez Jr.

Carl Weber’s Family Business on BET+ follows the Duncan family, who appear to be upstanding individuals by day but lead an illicit double life at night. When their world becomes threatened, they must unite or perish individually.

Miguel A. Nunez Jr. (Life, Tour of Duty) stars as Harris Grant, the attorney/fixer for the Duncan family. A charismatic figure, Grant consistently achieves what he aims for in life.

Ernie Hudson, Valarie Pettiford, Armand Assante, Emilio Rivera, Darrin DeWitt Henson, Javicia Leslie, Sean Ringgold, Tami Roman, and KJ Smith round out the cast; newcomers Christian Keyes, Brely Evans and Nayirah Teshali join this season as new Duncan clan members alongside returning stars LisaRaye McCoy and Arrington Foster.

Arrington Foster

Carl Weber’s Family Business will return this summer on BET+. Based on a bestselling book franchise, this show follows an upstanding, close-knit family who run an exotic car dealership by day and engage in more illicit activities by night.

This episode of The Inn3r Circle podcast features Arrington Foster from BET’s Family Business Star show. We discuss his upbringing, performance, mental health concerns & more.

BET Networks has acquired Carl Weber’s Family Business as an eight-episode drama series featuring Ernie Hudson in the title role as L.C. Duncan – patriarch of a seemingly upstanding family who owns an exotic car dealership by day but leads an unconventional double life at night. Produced by Tri Destined Studios’ Nikaya D. Brown Jones and Trey Haley.