'Gun Hill' with Larenz Tate aims to be BET's next drama hit

"Gun Hill" is a gritty cop drama pilot for a possible BET series

BET scored this year when it launched its first original scripted drama, "Being Mary Jane," starring Gabrielle Union as a popular cable TV personality with no shortage of personal and professional difficulties.

Now the network is moving forward with a possible new entry in its drama arena — "Gun Hill," a gritty cop drama featuring Larenz Tate ("Dead Presidents"), who plays identical twins on opposite sides of life and the law.

Reggie Rock Bythewood ("New York Undercover," "Get On The Bus") wrote and directed the pilot, which premiered this month and will be repeated Thursday.

In the film, Bird, a con, assumes the identity of his twin brother, a policeman named Trane, when he is killed. In taking on his brother's identity, Bird hopes for redemption.

Said Bythewood, "There is a central question here — can someone who is not redeemable be redeemed? What makes us good? What makes us bad?"

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