ABC Family Picks Up Nicki Minaj Comedy to Series

30 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

ABC Family Picks Up Nicki Minaj Comedy to Series.

The sitcom will be based on her family’s move from Trinidad to the United States and Minaj’s development as an artist growing up in Queens, New York, the channel said.Dazed reports that Grammy award nominee and multi-platinum record artist Nicki Minaj shall cross over from the stage to the small screen as she stars in her own scripted comedy show. The untitled series will center on her childhood in Queens, N.Y., with her vibrant family and will reveal how her evolution led to her eventual rise to international fame.

Minaj has become a household name thanks to her catchy rhymes, but many don’t know that she was actually born as Onika Tanya Maraj and moved to America at the age of five. The project will shoot in Minaj’s hometown of Queens starting this winter. “This is one of the more unique adventures I’ve ever embarked on,” said Minaj in a statement. “I couldn’t be more proud and excited to team up with an amazing group of people to give the world something really special.” Kate Angelo (Will & Grace) penned the pilot and will write the project. It will be written by screenwriter Kate Angelo, who is best known for penning episodes of Will & Grace, and co-writing the Cameron Diaz vehicle Sex Tape.

She will exec produce the series with Minaj, Aaron Kaplan (Chasing Life), Stella Bulochnikov and Brian Sher (Boss), as well as Gee Roberson. “Nicki Minaj is a force to be reckoned with at everything she touches,” said ABC Family exec vp development Karey Burke. “We’re beyond thrilled to bring her one-of-a-kind story to our channel. 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.” In addition to her one-season stint on American Idol, Minaj has appeared in Ice Age: Continental Drift, The Other Woman and the upcoming Barbershop 3.

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