Hunter Franklin and his wife Victoria aren’t just an interracial power-hungry couple. They also happen to be the just elected President and First Lady. To the world, the couple and their children are a perfect example of the culmination of the American dream. But behind closed doors, the reality of the situation is far more scandalous.
From creator Tyler Perry comes a new soap opera not only focuses on the power dynamics between those that occupy the White House. The first couple complete with their volatile children are featured, but even bottom-rung staff members who work in the White House aren’t safe from the drama. It’s a little like Upstairs, Downstairs if you turbocharged the sex, depravity, greed, scandal, and betrayal.
Here’s everything you need to know to stream The Oval.
What is The Oval?
The Oval was created, written, directed, and executive produced by media mogul Tyler Perry.
- Channel: BET
- Genre: Soap opera
- Starring: Ed Quinn as Hunter Franklin, Kron Moore as Victoria Franklin, Paige Hurd as Gayle Franklin, Daniel Croix Henderson as Jason Franklin, Javon Johnson as Richard Hallsen, Ptosha Storey as Nancy Hallsen
- Seasons: 1
- Status: Renewed for a second season in April 2020
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What the critics are saying
- “Hey, maybe you’re the kind of person who simply enjoys watching a woman cheat on her husband with a stranger in an airport bathroom. Whatever you’re into, The Oval serves at your pleasure.” –Andy Swift, TV Line
Where to stream The Oval
- Sling TV
- AT&T TV Now
- YouTube TV
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