Harlem’s Ray Chew Channels His Inner Pride: A Seven Deadly Sins Story

February 8, 2023

Following the immensely popular Seven Deadly Sins movies—Lust, Envy, Wrath and Greed—Lifetime continues the anthology with a new sin and new movie, Pride: A Seven Deadly Sins Story.

Executive produced by T.D. Jakes, Derrick Williams, and Shaun Robinson, and inspired by actual events, the movie centers on the story of a famous bakery owner and reality TV star Birdie Moore (Grammy-Award winner, Stephanie Mills) whose past secrets threaten the enormous success she has achieved. 

Joining Mills are co-stars Thomas “Nephew Tommy” Miles as Birdie’s son, Gabe Moore, and Keeya King as her granddaughter, Ella Boudreaux. Pride: A Seven Deadly Sins Story premieres on Saturday, April 8, 2023, at 8/7c.

The prior 7 Deadly Sins Lifetime original movies – Lust, Envy, Wrath, and Greed – attracted close to 7 million total viewers in 2022.


Pride: A Seven Deadly Sins Story tells the story of reality TV star Birdie Moore (Stephanie Mills), whose carefully constructed world starts to crumble — like the baked goods that catapulted her to fame — when her family secrets are brought to light. To salvage her legacy, Birdie must let go of the pride that estranged her from her daughter. Birdie’s pride also prevents her from seeing that her son Gabe Moore (Thomas Miles) is actually a thieving opportunist and that her granddaughter Ella Boudreaux (Keeya King) is just a lost twenty-something trying to build up her life after some missteps. While pride helped drive Birdie’s success, it also made her blind to what was happening around her. Will Birdie finally be able to see and admit the truth, or face the consequences of her pride?

Pride: A Seven Deadly Sins Story is produced by Neshama Entertainment, T.D. Jakes Enterprises, DNA Media Group, and RobinHood Productions in association with MarVista Entertainment. T.D. Jakes, Derrick Williams, and Shaun Robinson serve as executive producers along with Larry Grimaldi, Hannah Pillemer, and Fernando Szew for MarVista Entertainment, and Arnie Zipursky and Suzanne Berger for Neshama. Pride is directed by Troy Scott from a script written by Felicia Brooker. Award-winning composer and music director, Apollo Theater’s Ray Chew, is the movie’s composer. 

In addition to Stephanie Mills, Thomas Miles, and Keeya King, the movie also stars Grammy-Award winner Erica Campbell (of gospel duo Mary Mary fame) as pastor Trey; Lucia Walters (Virgin River) as Shanice; and Jaime M. Callica (Ruthless) as Khalil.


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The Seven Deadly Sins movie anthology is inspired by novels from author Victoria Christopher Murray, who is a consulting producer on Pride.

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Photo credit: 1) Stephanies Mills. 2) Thomas Miles by Jamaal Ellis. 3) Keeya King by Liz Rosa.

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