Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Development News - Pepi Sonuga Joins ABC Drama Pilot 'Queens' Starring Eve and Naturi Naughton

Development News - March 3, 2021

ABC's Queens.

  • Pepi Sonuga has joined the cast of the drama pilot starring Eve and Naturi Naughton. She previously starred for two seasons in Freeform's Famous in Love and one season in Starz's Ash vs. Evil Dead. Last year, she starred in the ABC drama pilot Harlem's Kitchen written by Zahir McGhee (who also penned the pilot for Queens).
  • She will play Lauren Rice, a sweet young woman from Atlanta. She's better known as Lil Muffin, a brash, colorful emcee. Ever since her debut record, Candy Cane, dropped - she has been on a nonstop rocket ship to superstardom. She is hip-hop's it girl with legions of fans, piles of cash, wild style and access to everything under the sun. What Muffin doesn't have is control of her career and her image, both of which are being masterminded by a cadre of men who care more about keeping the gravy train rolling than Muffin's well-being. The pressure of fame is taking its toll. But Muffin unexpectedly finds the support she needs and the sisterhood she craves when she links up with the Nasty Bitches - a group of women who know exactly what she's going through because they lived it themselves 20 years ago.