Love & Murder: Atlanta Playboy

Amari Allah

Review By

Jaira Thomas

Directed by

Gregory R. Anderson

Part 1: September 21, 2023  Part 2: September 28, 2023

Written By

Released (BET Plus)


Covering the peak and downfall of Lance Herndon, we watch Lance pursue contracts offered for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta and the investigation into his murder before the Olympics began.

Noted  Characters and Cast

Lance (Taye Diggs), Blair (Keesha Sharp), Sophia Smith (Ciera Payton), Chloe Cross (Nicole Lyn), Delyse Burnell (Ernestine Johnson), Harmony West (Apryl Jones), and more

What Is “Love & Murder: Atlanta Playboy” Rated And Why?

It is rated TV-MA due to cursing, depiction of murder, sexual situations, drinking, and smoking.

Review Summary

Thanks to Taye Diggs' performance, especially in part 1, you can get caught up in all the drama, how messy Lance is, and the politics of making money in 90s Atlanta.

Review Summary

But, while Taye Diggs is a silver lining, unfortunately, the film is such a hot mess you'll question how many liberties were made with Lance's life and whether there is any respect for the dead.

Who Is this For?

If you love films based on true stories, where the life of the person was capital M - Messy? "Love & Murder: Atlanta Playboy" is going to scratch that itch.

Part 2 of "Love & Murder" may not be as good as Part 1, but as Lance's murder is investigated, it does get more dramatic.