The BET+ and Tyler Perry Studios series Zatima, a spinoff of Sistas, has cast six new actors, including Days of our Lives' Remington Hoffman (Li Shin). The project follows Sistas characters Zac (Devale Ellis) and Fatima (Crystal Renee Hayslett) as they navigate the ups and downs of their relationship.
Hoffman will portray Bryce, a relatively new friend of Zac's who helps him with his stock investments and later becomes his confidant and somewhat of a rescuer. Bryce is dating Angela (Nzinga Imani), Fatima's best female friend, who has no idea that Bryce's friend Zac is the man who is moving in with Fatima. But when she instantly connects all the dots, she realizes she's heard all about the shady corners of Zac's life from Bryce.
Cameron Fuller has signed on to play Nathan, a conflicted soul and one of Zac's friends who he often plays basketball with. Nathan's wife Lori keeps him in check at every turn and holds him accountable for his responsibilities.
Jasmin Brown will portray the recurring character of Deja, Zac's tenant who is a nail technician by day and stripper by night. Danielle LaRoach will portray the recurring character of Belinda, Fatima's "tell like it is" friend who adds a whole new layer of challenges to Zac and Fatima's relationship. Meanwhile, Guyviaud Joseph has signed on in the recurring role of Tony, one of Zac's friends who despises love and relationships. Tony comes down hard on Zac for moving in with Fatima and tries to convince Zac that because he has recently escaped dire financial straits, he should enjoy the freedom of having money and the single life.
The 10-episode series marks the second spinoff from a Tyler Perry top-rated linear show to get greenlit by BET+ following The Oval's offshoot, Ruthless. It is set to premiere on Thursday, September 29.
Hoffman made his first appearance as Li Shin in DAYS' 2019 online spinoff Chad and Abby in Paris. He joined the network version of the NBC soap in 2020 and has since also appeared in the soap's Peacock spinoff series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem. At this time, it's unclear if Hoffman's series regular role on Zatima will affect his status at DAYS.
Meanwhile, fans are waiting to hear news about Hoffman's expanding family. In April of this year, the actor surprised his followers with the news that he got married in March of 2020 and that he and his wife, Ida, were expecting their first child.
"If you didn't know I was married you're not the only one, some people at the baby shower didn't even know we had gotten married," he shared. "I can be private about my personal life on social media. But I'm just soooo excited for us, I had to share!!!"
He continues, "Ida and I were married in the beginning of the pandemic on March 13th, 2020. We had a little ceremony in Santa Monica but have not had a big wedding yet. She's the greatest thing that ever happened to me and I'm truly honored to be starting a family with her."
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