Taye Diggs Set To Star In Upcoming Series ‘Love & Murder: Atlanta Playboy’

Taye Diggs

Taye Diggs Set To Star In Upcoming Series ‘Love & Murder: Atlanta Playboy’

Taye Diggs added another film to his resume!

According to reports, Taye Diggs will be working on a new project for BET+ set to debut later this year. The true crime series “Love & Murder: Atlanta Playboy” is reportedly created by Mona Scott-Young of Monami Productions and Eric Tomosunas of Swirl Films.

Taye Diggs

The actor — real name Scott LeoTayeDiggs — will be playing a successful businessman in the series directed by Courtney Miller. The plot details Diggs’ character to be famous for radically changing the 911 system and being a ladies man. He is found murdered in his home and there is a massive investigation on who would want to take his life. The story, written by Gregory R. Anderson, is reportedly based on Ron Stodghill’s book “Redbone: Money, Malice and Murder in Atlanta.” 

Mona Scott-Young

Mona Scott-Young gave a statement on behalf of the upcoming project:

“The film series is a captivating true life crime story that captures the unique culture of Atlanta. BET has always provided a platform for stories that are authentic and relatable and we are proud to be partnered with them on this project.”

This story comes two months after Diggs said his final goodbye’s to the hit CW series “All American.” As previously reported, the 52-year-old was written off of Feb. 13 episode, “Time,” after his character Billy Baker was killed during a bus crash. Diggs was an original cast member of the sports drama series since its debut in 2018.

He spoke about his decision to leave the show stating: 

“It was just a feeling that I got [that I was ready to leave], and I just honored that feeling.”

He continued:

“It was maybe mid-fourth season. I don’t even remember, to be honest, because the showrunner [Carroll] and myself are close. We’d been keeping in contact, so she had known, and we’d been talking. And we decided how to go about it, and storylines and what not, so it was all above board, and everyone was in the know.”

Taye Diggs

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Authored by: Tsai-Ann Hill