Bang bang into… a sitcom?
An early 90s-set comedy about rap superstar Nicki Minaj’s colorful family and rise to stardom has scored a series commitment at ABC Family.
The Grammy-nominated diva — who served as an American Idol judge for one season — will executive-produce and make appearances in the half-hour, single-camera series, the network announced on Tuesday.
Production on the pilot is slated to begin this winter in Queens, where Minaj and her family lived after emigrating from Trinidad and where the music star underwent a “personal and musical evolution” that led to her becoming a household name.
Kate Angelo (Sex Tape, Will and Grace) penned the pilot and will write and executive-produce the series. Aaron Kaplan (Life in Pieces, Chasing Life), Stella Bulochnikov and Brian Sher (Boss), and Gee Roberson will also serve as executive producers alongside Minaj.
“This is one of the more unique adventures I’ve ever embarked on,” said Minaj, in a release. “I couldn’t be more proud and excited to team up with an amazing group of people to give the world something really special.”
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