Earlier this year it was announced that superstar Nicki Minaj was set to produce a new sitcom based off her life for TV.
The show will be airing on ABC Family this year and will chronicle Nicki’s teen years.
The show comes on the heels of ABC Family’s attempt to rebrand itself. The station will be changing it’s name to Freeform starting in January 2016.
As for Nicki’s show, a cast has been set.
Ariana Neal (“Get Hard,” “Fruitvale Station”) has been cast as a young Minaj; Selita Ebanks will play Grace, Nicki’s mom; Wesley Jonathan will be Vincent, Nicki’s father; and McCarrie McCausland (“Army Wives,” “The Originals”) will play Jaylen, Nicki’s older brother.
Also Whoopi Goldberg has booked a recurring role as Nicki’s neighbor, Miss Martha.
Tim Story will be directing the show.
Nicki Minaj will executive produce the new scripted comedy series for Freeform, that she will also appear in, likely in a guest-starring role.
The comedy will shoot in her hometown of Queens, New York this winter.
Congrats to Nicki Minja. I’m sure all her Barbs will be tuning in.
Source: Shadow & Act