ABC Family has given a series commitment to a scripted comedy based on the life of music sensation Nicki Minaj.
The untitled single-camera, half-hour project, which Minaj will exec produce and appear in, will focus on her life growing up in Queens with her vibrant family after immigrating from Trinidad — as well as her personal and musical evolution that led to her eventual rise to stardom.
“This is one of the more unique adventures I’ve ever embarked on,” said the Grammy nominee. “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 (“Sex Tape,” “Will and Grace,” “Bernie Mac”) penned the pilot and will write and executive produce the series. Minaj, Aaron Kaplan (“Life in Pieces,” “Chasing Life,” and “Divorce”), Stella Bulochnikov and Brian Sher (“Boss”), and Gee Roberson will also serve as executive producers.
Minaj announced via social media that she was on the hunt for her star.
I am now launching a nation wide search to find #YoungNicki 😊😍💘 https://t.co/TjSPQgMIUj
— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) September 29, 2015
“Nicki Minaj is a force to be reckoned with at everything she touches,” said Karey Burke, EVP of programming and development at ABC Family, who announced the news. “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.”