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A Seven Deadly Sins Story, also known as the Seven Deadly Sins Anthology, is a series of Lifetime movies based on a book series by Victoria Christopher Murray. The series was executive produced by Bishop T.D. Jakes. Currently, both the book series and the movie series has four entries:

  • Lust: Premiered on April 10th, 2021. Tiffanie Cooper (played by Keri Hilson) is about to have the wedding of her dreams, but when she meets Trey Taylor (played by Durrell ‘Tank’ Babbs), the groom's ex-convict best man, a new passion is sparked.
  • Envy: Premiered on April 17th, 2021. Gabrielle Flores (played by Rose Rollins) has a successful PR job and a loving family...up until her father reveals that he once had an affair and Gabrielle has a secret half-sister named Keisha (played by Serayah, AKA Serayah Ranee McNeill). Unlike Gabrielle, Keisha grew up with nothing, and she wants to take everything Gabrielle has for herself.
  • Wrath: Premiered on April 16th, 2022. Single lawyer Chastity Jeffries (played by Tenitra Michelle Williams) finds an ideal partner in both business and romance in Xavier Collins (played by Antonio Cupo). When his affection turns into a violent obsession, Chastity may have to resort to violence herself in order to escape him.
  • Greed: Premiered on April 23rd, 2022. When interior decorator Zuri Maxwell (played by Monique Coleman) meets handsome entrepreneur Godfrey Anderson (played by Eric Benet), she compromises her morals in order to be a part of his wealthy world.


  • As the Good Book Says...: Each protagonist is a devout Christian, and each movie ends with a relevant bible quote on the sin in question.
  • Blackmail: In Greed, when Zuri meets with Miss Viv to end her partnership with the Andersons, Miss Viv threatens to ruin Zuri's reputation by informing her clients of the crimes Zuri's been committing during their partnership.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: In Greed, Zuri learns that Godfrey's wealth was primarily gained through acts like tampering with documents, embezzlement, and murder, and she is nearly tempted to become his accomplice.
  • A Deadly Affair: The relationship between Tiffanie and Trey in Lust turns violent when Tiffanie realizes her mistake and chooses her groom over Trey, and Trey tries to shoot the groom dead to get Tiffanie back.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Each installment is named after a sin, and the contents of each installment heavily focus on that sin.
  • Females Are More Innocent: While the true villain of each installment alternates genders (male for Lust and Wrath, female for Envy and Greed), the victimized protagonists of all four movies are devout Christian women that ultimately avoid temptation and succumbing to sin; additionally, Envy and Greed involve Gabrielle's father committing infidelity and Godfrey being just as greedy, if not as lethal, as his cousin.
  • Fiery Cover Up: In the climax of Greed, Zuri decides to try and contact the police about Godfrey's crimes instead of becoming an accomplice. Rather than Godfrey himself dealing with the problem, Godfrey's cousin Miss Viv decides that the best way to settle it forever and keep her own lavish lifestyle intact is to knock them both out in Zuri's home and set the building on fire. Fortunately, Zuri regains consciousness and escapes the house in time, while Zuri's ex-boyfriend stopped by to visit at a convenient time and knocks out Miss Viv before she escapes.
  • Forgiveness: A reoccurring theme throughout all four movies; the protagonists are all Christians, and once the film's issues are resolved, most of them end with the victim meeting the villain in prison to forgive them for succumbing to temptation.
  • It's All About Me: In the denouement of Wrath, Xavier's reaction to Chastity visiting him in prison after he tried to kidnap her and keep her all to himself is asking if she's come to renew their relationship.
  • Kill and Replace: In Envy, Keisha's envy drives her to do this with Gabrielle, cozying up to her husband and telling Gabrielle's daughter it's alright to call her "mommy" before attempting to bump off Gabrielle herself.
  • Kinslaying Is a Special Kind of Evil:
    • Keisha's plan in Envy is to endear herself to her half-sibling's family before killing her half-sister and taking her place in it.
    • In the climax of Greed, Miss Viv establishes herself as the main antagonist when she attempts to kill her cousin Godfrey in addition to Zuri and frame Zuri's ex-boyfriend Stefan for it, considering herself "a survivor" that needs to eliminate loose ends before they can pin any crimes on her.
  • Monochrome Casting: Three of the four movies have an all-Black main cast. The sole white man in Wrath is Xavier, who also becomes the film's villain.
  • Rich Suitor, Poor Suitor: In Greed, Zuri has an ex-boyfriend named Stefan, and spends most of the film attracted to the wealthy Godfrey. In the climax, after Godfrey turns out to be a criminal and Stefan stops Godfrey's cousin from getting away with arson and murder, she hooks back up with Stefan.
  • Seven Deadly Sins: As evidenced by the series' title, each entry in it focuses on a specific sin.
    • Domestic Abuse: Xavier in Wrath turns out to be an abuser, getting angry at Chastity and punching holes in walls when a handsome male friend of hers just stops by to say hello.
    • Greed: In Greed, naturally, Zuri already has a wonderful life, but upon seeing the opulence of Godfrey's world, is tempted to commit a few crimes in order to become even wealthier.
    • Green-Eyed Monster: Envy centers on Keisha's envy of Gabrielle, to the point of trying to take everything Gabrielle has, including Gabrielle's family.
    • Lust: In Lust, naturally, the attraction between Tiffanie and Trey is based solely on physical appearance rather than interest in each other's personalities.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: In Envy, Gabrielle and Keisha grew up in completely different environments, so while Gabrielle has everything she could ever want and is more than happy to accept a sudden new addition to her family, Keisha grew up with nothing and is murderously envious of the half-sister her father chose over her.
  • This Is Reality: In Greed, when Zuri regrets her actions and meets with Miss Viv to end their partnership, Miss Viv states that this isn't like the movies and she can't just walk away before threatening Zuri with Blackmail.
  • Title: The Adaptation: The original books by Murray were one-word titles named after the relevant sin, with the film adaptations adding "A Seven Deadly Sins Story" to the end of each.
  • Yandere: In the climax of Wrath, Xavier becomes so obsessed with Chastity and worried about losing her when her family starts investigating his violent history that he attempts to kidnap and restrain her.