John Singleton Sets ‘Straight Outta Heaven’ Guardian Angel Drama at CW

Filmmaker John Singleton has set a drama project at the CW and Warner Bros. TV that mixes faith-based storytelling with hip-hop.

“Straight Outta Heaven” revolves around a hip-hop star who dies but comes back to life as a guardian angel.

Singleton and his producing partner Dallas Jackson are co-writing the script and will exec produce.

Singleton is on a roll in TV at present. He’s exec producing a drama series for BET, “Rebel,” and a period drama for FX, “Snowfall.” Both series are expected to premiere next year. He also recently lensed an episode of Showtime’s “Billions” for the show’s second season.

Singleton nabbed an Emmy nomination this year for directing an episode of FX’s “The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” That nom made him the first African-American director ever to receive an Emmy nomination and an Oscar nomination, which Singleton earned for his debut feature, 1991’s “Boyz in the Hood.”

Singleton is repped by ICM Partners.

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