Starz's 'BMF' Season 3 features Big Meech breaking into Atlanta drug trade

Rodney Ho, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on

Published in Entertainment News

ATLANTA — Starz has returned with Season 3 of its hit drama “BMF,” which chronicles the rise and fall of the Flenory brothers and their massive drug cartel Black Mafia Family from the mid-1980s until the mid-2000s.

Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and Terry “T” Flenory were born and raised in Detroit and the first two seasons followed how they grew their business in that city and Meech’s ambitions that led him to expand beyond their hometown.

Season 3, which began Friday on Starz, features Big Meech, played by his son Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr., moving full time to Atlanta and turning it into a drug hub with growing confidence and ruthlessness.

“What separates him from most is how fearless he is,” said Flenory Jr. in an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Once he knows what he wants, he doesn’t let anything get in his way.”

He said Atlanta was an ideal place to do business given how the highways easily led to smaller cities around the Southeast such as Birmingham and Chattanooga, similar to why UPS and logistics companies galore are based here.

The city already had existing drug lords so Big Meech had to develop alliances from scratch and bring in better product at better prices to build market share. He had to do this while staying off the radar of the police and evading death.


“It’s hard to go to someone else’s city and set up shop.” Flenory Jr. said. “It rubs people the wrong way. It’s crazy to see at such a young age what he was able to do and eventually control everything.”

And Big Meech does this without his brother T, who stays behind to run the business in Detroit. “They’re trying to figure out their lives without being near each other,” Flenory Jr. said. “Meech is trying to live better and grow. He’s sick of how he was living before.”

Legendary strip club Magic City, which first showed up season two, becomes even more integral season three. “My dad spent time there and we got to shoot there,” Flenory Jr. said. They used the actual club season two, then built out a replica version to shoot many of the indoor scenes for the current season.

Guest stars set to show up in Season 3 include “Real Housewives of Atlanta” alum Cynthia Bailey, R&B star Ne-Yo and rapper Saweetie. Flenory Jr. gives special props to guest star and Atlanta rap star 2 Chainz. “He killed his part,” he said. “He brought fun and humor to his character.”


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