‘BMF’: Will Lamar Return for Season 2?
Starz’s BMF chronicles the real-life story of the infamous Flenory brothers. Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory (Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr.) and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory (Da’Vinchi) began selling drugs when they were just teens living in Southwest Detroit. From there, the brothers expanded their business into other cities like Atlanta and even into the music business with the emergence of hip-hop.
Though they had rivals as they were coming up, on the show Big Meech and Southwest T are dealing with the chaotic and murderous Lamar (Eric Kofi-Abrefa). But will Lamar be in BMF Season 2?
Lamar is based on several real-life people
As shocking as Lamar is, BMF creator Randy Huggins and the writers didn’t just dream up the character out of thin air. In fact, he is a composite of several figures who lived in Detroit and interacted with the Flenorys.
“It’s not just a drug show,” Huggins told TVLine. “We delve into mental illness with Lamar. Back in the 1980s, when [President] Reagan closed all those state-run mental health facilities, people like Lamar were released with nowhere else to go. He may have gone in the asylum thinking it was easier than prison, but he was probably already mentally ill and got worse.”
Will Lamar be in ‘BMF’ Season 2?
Lamar has been one of the standouts on BMF wreaking havoc on everyone from Big Meech and Southwest T’s crew to the 12th Street Boyz whom he infiltrated. Now fans want to know if they can expect to see him become increasingly unhinged in season 2.
“You have to wait and see,” Kofi-Abrefa said to Digital Spy about his character possibly appearing in BMF Season 2. “Again like (laughs) all of these things are not in my control. You never know. Like, it’s been, it’s been awesome working with STARZ, it’s been awesome working in the kind of the Power Universe that 50 Cent’s created. And there’s gonna be a lot more, I feel coming through. Because like there’s a lot of, it’s got a massive audience for it. You never know it could end up being like a Marvel thing well Marvel for, you know.”
Eric Kofi-Abrefa unpacks Lamar’s obsession with power on ‘BMF’
Considering what has occurred in the first six episodes of BMF, it’s clear that Lamar only has loyalty to himself. His obsession is to reign supreme over everyone around him. He’s stopped at nothing including killing his oldest friend and a young boy to enact revenge. It also doesn’t help that Lamar is obviously dealing with an undiagnosed mental health issue.
“I think that’s what it starts off as, and then I think there’s a bit more hunger for power, or little things,” Kofi-Abrefa told Digital Spy about his character. “Essentially, Meech and Terry are in the way, they’re young little dudes who’ve come in, And he kind of just, he wants to take them out. But even within that you’ve got Meech, messing with Monique, and then that kind of has his brain somewhere else because of the daughter and family. So, I think he’s willing to, depending on what it is, I think he’s willing to take it there, anywhere. I don’t think there’s no, there’s no kind of limit, or like, he feels any compassion or empathy for somebody if he has to get rid of them.”