Gabrielle Union is teaming up with former ESPN correspondent Jemel Hill to develop a half-hour comedy for Showtime about Black women with financial independence.
According to Deadline, the show is called ‘New Money’ and it’s based on a story from Jemele and The Undefeated journalist Kelley Carter.
“The show is centered around Black women who have solidified their careers, achieved financial independence and moved past the awkwardness and money struggles of their twenties. Now firmly in their 30s, the ladies must deal with the repercussions their “new money” brings, including hangers-on, false friends, unwanted media attention, and greedy relatives– while also navigating the treacherous world of dating.”
‘Being Mary Jane’ writer and producer Patrik-Ian Polk, who is also a co-exec producer on Starz’ ‘P-Valley’ is attached to write the series.
Sources exclusively tell lovebscott.com that Gabrielle is not officially attached to star in ‘New Money’ because at the time the deal was made, she was still contractually obligated to her cop series ‘LA’s Finest’ with Jessica Alba.
Now that ‘LA’s Finest’ is finished, however, the hope is that she will play one of the lead characters. Her production company, ‘I’ll Have Another Productions’ is producing the series along with Sony Pictures TV — so there is a good chance she’ll step in front of the camera…if she wants.