Rapper Vince Staples to Headline Scripted Comedy Series on Netflix
Vince Staples is set to produce and star in his own scripted comedy series on Netflix.
Here is everything you need to know.
Vince Staples to Appear in Netflix’s Self-titled EP Scripted Comedy Series
Netflix recently announced that it has placed an order on a series titled ‘The Vince Staples Show’.
Vince Staples, a critically acclaimed artist, actor and creator, will serve as an actor and executive producer for the series.
Also, it will take place in Long Beach, California, and is loosely inspired by the rapper’s life.
Although Staples was born in Compton, he grew up in the Ramona Park area of North Long Beach. The venue has been the backdrop for several of Staples’ creative projects.
Somebody tell Meryl Streep to call me. I have a script.
— RPBMH 💔 AVAILABLE NOW (@vincestaples) June 17, 2022
Furthermore, the rapper’s most recent album ‘Ramona Park Broke My Heart’ is also inspired by his former life.
However, a specific release for the show has yet to be announced.
Additionally, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris, Barris for Khalabo Ink Society, Corey Smyth and Calmatic will also serve as executive producers. Ian Edelman and Maurice Williams, on the other hand, will serve as showrunners for the series.
Vince Staples talks about his new adventure on screen
Vince Staples recently sat down with Variety magazine where he shared his excitement for the upcoming ‘The Vince Staples Show’.
He said, “I’m excited to partner with Netflix and Kenya Barris on The Vince Staples Show.”
He further added, “This has been something I’ve been developing for some time and I’m happy it’s coming to fruition.”
Additionally, Netflix head of comedy Tracey Pakosta shared similar sentiments in a statement.
He mentioned: ‘Our mission is to work with the best artists in the world. Vince has already established himself as one of the most talented young musicians working today and we are very excited about how his sensitivity and sense of humor will translate into a unique comedy series.”
Meanwhile, Staples recently completed filming White Men Can’t Jump, which is a reboot of a 1992 sports comedy starring Ron Shelton.
Additionally, he starred in the pilot for the Showtime comedy The Wood, based on the 1999 film. The rapper also published a graphic novel titled Limbo Beach in July 2022.
The 29-year-old rapper has released five studio albums so far. They are: Summertime 06, Big Fish Theory, FM! and her 2021 self-titled album, and Ramona Park Broke My Heart.