Vince Staples Comedy From black-ish Creator Ordered to Series at Netflix

The Vince Staples Show

Netflix has placed a series order for a scripted comedy series starring rapper and occasional actor Vince Staples.

black-ish creator Kenya Barris serves as an EP on the project, which is loosely based on Staples’ life. Other EPs include Staples himself, Ian Edelman, Maurice Williams, Corey Smyth and Calmatic. Edelman and Williams are co-showrunners.

“I am excited to partner with Netflix and Kenya Barris on The Vince Staples Show,” said Staples in a statement. “This has been something I have been developing for some time and I am happy it’s coming to fruition.”

Added Tracey Pakosta, Netflix’s Head of Comedy: “It’s our mission to work with the best artists in the world. Vince has already established himself as one of the most talented young musicians today and we’re really excited about how his sensibility — and sense of humor — will translate into a unique comedy series.”

Staples’ previous acting credits include voicing the title character in Adult Swim’s Lazor Wulf and playing himself in an episode of Insecure.