Nicki Minaj will executive produce and appear in an ABC Family comedy series about her life.
Both ABC Family and Deadline confirmed the news.
BREAKING NEWS! @NickiMinaj is executive producing & appearing in a new @ABCFamily comedy based on her life! http://t.co/nmEvsmqdzD
— ABC Family (@ABCFamily) September 29, 2015
Born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago, Minaj moved to the U.S. as a child. Written by Kate Angelo (“Sex Tape”), the untitled series willKate focus on Minaj’s growing up in Queens in the 1990s with her vibrant immigrant family and the personal and musical evolution that lead to her eventual rise to stardom.
“Nicki Minaj is a force to be reckoned with at everything she touches,” said ABC Family’s EVP Programming and Development Karey Burke. “Nicki is an international superstar, yet not everyone knows how inspiring and hilarious her true story is, and we can’t wait to share it with the world.”
Minaj, Kaplan and Angelo executive produce with Stella Bulochnikov and Brian Sher (Boss), as well as Gee Roberson.
“This is one of the more unique adventures I’ve ever embarked on,” said Minaj. “I couldn’t be more proud and excited to team up with an amazing group of people to give the world something really special.”
Production on the pilot episode is set to begin this winter in Queens, New York.
Wow! This should be interesting!