|Created by||Irv Gotti|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||18 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||42 minutes|
|Production company||Visionary Ideas|
|Original release||June 27, 2017 –|
Tales is an American drama anthology television series created by Irv Gotti. The series premiered on BET on June 27, 2017.It was renewed for a second season which premiered on July 2, 2019. In March 2021, BET renewed the series for a third season.
Each episode tells a new "tale" inspired by past and current hip-hop songs weaved into stories.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||8||June 27, 2017||November 25, 2017|
|2||10||July 2, 2019||September 3, 2019|
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|1||1||"Fuck the Police"||Irv Gotti||Story by : Irv Gotti|
Teleplay by : Sherman Payne and Joy Kecken
|June 27, 2017||101||0.544|
The controversial killing of a young white boy at the hands of two black police officers ignites riots and a district attorney's struggle to convince the one witness to testify in court.N.W.A's "Fuck tha Police".
|2||2||"Cold Hearted"||Benny Boom||Denise Harkavy||July 11, 2017||102||0.451|
A mega-star rapper who gets fatally shot, with his faithful sidekick by his side, and all suspects - his wife, manager and best friend.Meek Mill's "Cold Hearted".
|3||3||"A Story to Tell"||Jessy Terrero||Story by : Irv Gotti|
Teleplay by : Yule Caise and Joy Kecken
|July 18, 2017||103||0.432|
After an apparent home invasion, an NBA superstar's fiancée looks back on dealing with her future husband's constant philandering ways, which led to her own affair with a neighborhood hustler.The Notorious B.I.G.'s "I Got a Story to Tell"
|4||4||"Trap Queen"||Benny Boom||Sara Feinberg and Joy Kecken||October 10, 2017||104||1.039|
This is a story of devoted love: Crystal discovers that her boyfriend and the love of her life, Reggie, is running drugs out of the strip club they own together. Despite her initial hesitation, Crystal decides to join forces with Reggie in order to secure their dream future.Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen"
|5||5||"Children's Story"||Erik White||Sherman Payne||October 17, 2017||105||0.539|
Two penniless teenagers brutally learn the lesson of karma when they start robbing people in their neighborhood.Slick Rick's "Children's Story"
|6||6||"99 Problems"||Tasha Smith||Story by : Joy Kecken|
Teleplay by : Marcus J. Guillory
|October 24, 2017||106||0.542|
When the Black Lives Matter movement is declared an enemy of the state, two college lovers and BLM activists flee the clutches of the police.Jay Z's "99 Problems"
|7||7||"You Got Me"||Erica A. Watson||Joy Kecken||October 31, 2017||107||0.440|
A highly disciplined, independent-minded dancer about to perform in an important show falls for a man who gets her to lose focus.The Roots featuring Erykah Badu's "You Got Me"
|8||8||"All I Need"||Irv Gotti||Adam Wiesen & Patrick Coker||November 25, 2017||108||0.706|
A war veteran suffering from PTSD falls in love with the wrong woman, the girlfriend of Taggert-- a dangerous pimp who will do whatever it takes to get his girlfriend back.Method Man featuring Mary J. Blige's "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By"
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|9||1||"Brothers"||Irv Gotti||Story by : Irving Lorenzo|
Teleplay by : Robert Munic
|July 2, 2019||201||0.342|
A Shakespearean tale of two brothers, each carving out drastically different lifestyles in modern-day Atlanta.Kanye West featuring Charlie Wilson's "Brothers", song made exclusively for the series
|10||2||"Slippery"||Erik White||Story by : Irving Lorenzo|
Teleplay by : Marcus J. Guillory
|July 9, 2019||202||0.451|
When a zealous FBI agent targets an Atlanta rap group funded by drug money, the rappers and their lawyer must find a way to translate their Machiavellian tactics from the streets to the courtroom in order to beat the case.Migos featuring Gucci Mane's "Slippery"
|11||3||"My Life"||Tasha Smith||Leah Keith and Robert Munic||July 16, 2019||203||0.592|
Recovering addict and hotel maid Edie dreams of being a fashion designer, but her life is drastically disrupted when she learns her mother, Clarice, is terminally ill.Mary J. Blige's "My Life"
|12||4||"Deep Cover"||Robert Munic||Michael Cobian||July 23, 2019||204||0.435|
In a Shakespearian tale of betrayal and deceit, two of Atlanta's biggest dealers rise and fall; a man and his nephew go to war over weight and territory with a shocking twist at the end that will expose everyone in this bloody story of greed.Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg's "Deep Cover"
|13||5||"Bodak Yellow"||Ellie Foumbi||Story by : Irving Lorenzo|
Teleplay by : John Barcheski & Robert Munic
|July 30, 2019||205||0.444|
Exotic dancer Violet, 23, raises her teenage sister while looking for her shot at becoming a hip-hop superstar.Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow"
|14||6||"XO Tour Lif3"||Irv Gotti||Story by : Irving Lorenzo|
Teleplay by : Adam Wiesen & Patrick Coker
|August 6, 2019||206||0.267|
Janelle, the neglected teenage daughter of wealthy lawyers, throws a drug-fueled party while her parents are on a business trip; when her parents return home early to discover their house in disarray, Janelle resorts to drugs to cope with her anger.
Cast: Guyviaud Joseph, Brandon Thomas Lee, Bella Thorne, Britney Atkins, Devoun Dallas Stewart, Parker Sack, Emily Huff, Juwan Chapman, Robert Praigo and Debra StipeNote: Inspired by Lil Uzi Vert's "XO Tour Llif3"
|15||7||"My Mind Playing Tricks On Me"||Joshua Bulter||Story by : Irving Lorenzo|
Teleplay by : Larry D. Spivey
|August 13, 2019||207||0.506|
Smooth-talking ladies man Davis uses a Mardi Gras celebration as a hunting ground for a very particular type of woman; Davis lures these women to his enigmatic family home where a series of mysterious occurrences unfold.Geto Boys's "My Mind Playing On Tricks On Me"
|16||8||"I Gave You Power"||Benny Boom||Story by : Irving Lorenzo|
Teleplay by : Adam Wiesen & Patrick Coker and Larry D. Spivey
|August 20, 2019||208||0.472|
Tracking the life cycle of a Desert Eagle handgun as it travels from the factory floor into the hands of the prideful, the weak and the vindictive, giving them all a false sense of power while creating a path of pain and death on city streets.
Cast: Antoine Harris, Little JJ, Isaiah Smith, Brii Renee', Rhonda Saunders, Kjay Saifullah, Jessica Fontaine and Jaxon Rose MooreNote: Inspired by Nas's "I Gave You Power"
|17||9||"Ex-Factor"||Leah Benavids||Leah Benavids||August 27, 2019||209||0.446|
Powerful female architect Billie is caught up in a love triangle between her soul mate, Micah, and her husband, David, and she is forced to decide whom to be with.
Cast: Tyler Lepley, Kj Smith, Amin Joseph, Kaye Singleton, Chase Alexander Jackson, Jaidi Ventura and C.J. LindseyNote: Inspired by Lauryn Hill's "Ex-Factor"
|18||10||"Moonlight"||Bryant Barber||Story by : Irving Lorenzo|
Teleplay by : Trevor Vandelac
|September 3, 2019||210||0.377|
A romantic fable set in the artistic underbelly of Atlanta with street artist Dario who harbors a beautiful, deep secret and the young woman, Ruby, whom he loves but cannot be with.
Cast: Uriel J. Winfree III, Birgundi Baker, Odiseas Georgiadis, Chase Anderson, Monet A. Chandler, Maurie A. Chandler, Dwayne A. Thomas, Charmin Lee and Adrienne BallengerNote: Inspired by XXXTentacion's "Moonlight"
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