Martin Lawrence and ‘Martin’ Cast To Reunite For 30 Year Anniversary Special on BET+/Filming Takes Place This Weekend with Special Guests [Details]

Posted February 18, 2022
image via Carl Payne Instagram

Fans of the cult classic ‘Martin‘ have been waiting for word on the long-awaited reboot series that was teased a couple of years ago when Martin Lawrence and the surviving members of the cast reunited.

More recently, the cast revealed that while they initially were strategizing a reboot, plans may have changed and would be going in a different direction. Now, we have confirmation of what that will be.

The cast is set to reunite 30 years after the debut of the hit comedy series as part of a BET+ reunion special, hosted by Affion Crockett. Taping will take place on February 20 and the special will air later this year.

The reunion special will feature the original cast including Martin, Tisha Campbell, Tichina Arnold, and Carl Anthony Payne II as they come together once again.

Fans can expect the cast to honor fellow original cast member, Thomas Mikal Ford–who played Martin’s best friend Tommy in the series. As fans know, Thomas died in 2016 at the age of 52.

“To be able to sit here 30 years later with this amazing cast that has had such an impact on pop culture is truly a blessing,” Lawrence said. “I am always humbled that the fans still want more of the show and its characters. I am looking forward to the reunion special.”

BET+ also teases the participation of “surprise guests,” and the streamer surely has a wide array of big-name series guest stars to choose from. Throughout the Fox series’ five-season run from 1992-1997, the show featured appearances by Tracy Morgan, Kim Coles, Tommy Davidson, Jackie Chan, Chris Rock, Snoop Dogg, Billy Dee Williams and Mr. T among others.

The special will include interviews with the cast, original directors, musical performances and behind-the-scenes commentary on the importance and impact of the show.

“Martin is one of the most beloved sitcoms in our community, both because it is hugely entertaining and because it played a pivotal role in changing the narrative of Black voices in entertainment and in culture through the portrayal of young, ambitious Black leads and healthy Black relationships,” said Scott Mills, CEO of BET. “Decades later, that representation is still just as important, which is why we’re so excited to honor a series that put Black culture front and center on our platform that embraces Black culture every day.”


This will not be the first time the cast has reunited, but it will be the first televised reunion for the group! We’re super excited, stay tuned!

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