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Taryn Manning Thriller ‘Karen’ Sets Premiere Date With Four Other Titles in BET ‘Summer of Chills’ Lineup (Exclusive)

Taryn Manning Thriller ‘Karen’ Sets Premiere Date With Four Other Titles in BET ‘Summer of Chills’ Lineup (Exclusive)

BET is closing out the summer with a block of original feature films, including the Taryn Manning lightning rod “Karen.”

Titled “Summer of Chills,” the slate of suspense thrillers includes three BET original movies and the linear debut of two titles from streaming service BET Plus.

Stars including Paula Patton, Lauren London, LisaRaye McCoy, Loretta Devine, Wood Harris, V. Bozeman, Columbus Short, Deborah Cox, Anthony Hamilton and Ledisi.

Karen,” a suspense thriller about an entitled and twisted racist woman who comes undone after a Black couple moves into the McMansion next door, will air on Sept. 14. An early look at the title, a pejorative term for toxic white women who’d like to speak to the manager, caused a stir on social media and drew comparisons to Jordan Peele’s “Get Out.”

Cory Hardrict and Jasmine Burke play the couple attempting to assimilate into their new neighborhood, thwarted by microaggressions

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