Yolanda Adams – Serayah (supplied)
*New York, NY – BET+, the leading streaming service for the Black community, announced today the series leads and cast for the upcoming KINGDOM BUSINESS – an eight-episode series that will take viewers behind the scenes and into the world of the gospel music industry, one that is as complex and riddled with conflict, money, and fame as it is with faith.
The series will be led by Yolanda Adams as the reigning “Queen of Gospel” Denita Jordan and Serayah as Rbel, a talented up-and-coming gospel star with a troubled past who threatens Denita’s crown. Both Adams and Serayah will accompany their leading roles with equally powerful musical performances.
KINGDOM BUSINESS will also see Michael Jai White as Julius “Caesar” Jones, a powerful producer and Denita’s former collaborator turned rival; Michael Beach as Calvin Jordan, Denita’s husband and Bishop of First Kingdom Church; and Chaundre A. Hall-Broomfield as Taj Jordan, the son of Calvin and Denita and the apple of his mother’s eye.
The music-driven series follows Denita (Adams), a gospel superstar who runs an in-house record label, Kingdom Records, in addition to acting as First Lady of First Kingdom Church, who is determined to guard her family and its many secrets at all costs. Just as Denita is enjoying the fruits of her labor, the world she’s worked so hard to put together begins to unravel when an unexpected contender in the gospel music scene threatens her status. Rbel (Serayah) is a young woman on the rise whose checkered past as an exotic dancer is no match for her destiny to turn the gospel world on its head with her newfound voice.