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Historically, mystery hasn’t been a genre that Black women frequently watch.  But, Black creator Diarra Kilpatrick aims to change that.

Her new series, “Diarra From Detroit,” now streams on BET+, giving the girlies a modern-day mystery with a relatable premise: online dating. Talk about a plot twist!

“I love mystery shows, and I think Black women deserve a seat at that table. I think it’s a really critical time because there aren’t that many Black female-driven shows right now, so I’m happy that people can have this show,” Diarra told The Hollywood Reporter last week. (Diarra stars in and created the new show). “Maybe you won’t always relate to what she’s going through, but I think it’s a beautiful growing up of the genre for a new generation.”

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BET+’s ‘Diarra From Detroit’ Takes On Dating Disappearing Acts

The new series follows a divorcing schoolteacher, “Diarra,” who refuses to believe a rebound Tinder date ghosted her. Sound familiar?

Diarra’s search for her missing love interest pulls her into a decades-old mystery involving the Detroit underworld. Diarra suspects her online suitor is the adult version of an abducted boy from the ’90s.

Her co-workers, friends, and lovers become allies as she falls down a dangerous yet intriguing rabbit hole. In the age of dating disappearing acts, ghosting, and unread messages, Diarra’s fresh take may be the “who ‘dunnit” we’ve all been waiting for. 

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Diarra, who used her tax return to create a web series in 2021, is paving the way for others through her passions. We love to see it! Her eight-episode BET+ series is supported by BET Studios and Kenya Barris’ Khalabo Ink Society and is part of a collaboration to create premium content that offers Black content creators equity ownership.

2024 Red Carpet Rundown: Young, Black Hollywood Turns Out For ‘Diarra From Detroit’

Matching the series’ original storyline is a stellar cast of heavy hitters, household names, and up-and-coming Black Hollywood influencers. Celebs starring alongside Diarra include Phylicia Rashad, Morris Chestnut, Kash Doll, Claudia Logan, Bryan Terrell Clark, and DomiNque Perry.

Keep scrolling to see which cast members celebrated BET+’s new mystery series at the L.A. premiere on March 21. New episodes of “Diarra From Detroit” drop every Thursday.

Here’s Why You Should Watch BET+’s New Original Black Girl Mystery Series, ‘Diarra From Detroit’  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

1. Diarra Kilpatrick

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“Diarra From Detroit” star and creator Diarra Kilpatrick arrived looking like the lady of the night. She dazzled on her “purple” carpet in a white and silver off-the-shoulder gown from Maison Met.

2. DomiNque Perry

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DomiNque Perry shut down the event’s purple carpet. Bringing ‘main character energy,’ the actress wore an Abyss By Abyy The Label black sequin dress with high slits, a plunging neckline, and a dramatic sleeve. DomiNque topped off her look with a wide-brim hat.

3. Claudia Logan

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Claudia Logan is all about the drama! The beaming actress poses on the purple carpet in a turquoise dress from Lara Ologe and an Alexis Bittar clutch.

4. KaMillion

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10 out of 10 plus 10! KaMillion served body, hair, and beauty at the BET+ “Diarra From Detroit” West Coast event. Her hot pink and orange dress fits her like a glove and was complimented by glamorous curls and soft makeup.

5. Yvonne Orji

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Yvonne Orji is serving the girlies at the BET+ “Diarra From Detroit” Los Angeles premiere. We are loving her oversized Frankie Shop blazer and leather genie-style bottoms. Her Jacquemus mini purse is the “chef’s kiss.”

6. KJ Smith and Skyh Black

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It’s one of our favorite Black couples out and about, and we love to see it! KJ Smith and Skyh Black attend the BET+ event in matching black looks.

7. Brande Victorian

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Brande Victorian leans into the Barbie pink vibe with a two-piece set we love. The influencer is all smiles on the BET+ “Diarra From Detroit” purple carpet.

8. Gabrielle Dennis

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Gabrielle Dennis kept it casual and cute at the evening L.A. event. The comedian and actress wore a black fur vest and turtleneck-style halter top, which showed off her curves and fit abs.

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