Monday, March 8, 2021

Development News - Brandy to Star in ABC's 'Queens'; FX Orders Pilot for Drama 'Kindred' Based on Octavia E. Butler's Novel

Development News - March 8, 2021

ABC's Queens and FX's Kindred.

  • Brandy will star opposite Eve and Naturi Naughton in the drama pilot written by Zahir McGhee. She has received 12 Grammy Award nominations - winning once in 1999 for the song "The Boy Is Mine." As an actress, she previously starred for six seasons in UPN's Moesha, four seasons in BET's The Game and one season in FOX's Star.
  • She will play Naomi. Twenty years ago, she was better known as Xplicit Lyrics - the highly skilled musical engine of the Nasty Bitches. A true artist with boundless musical talent, she was certain she'd go on to mainstream success after the group's demise. She hasn't, singing and playing her guitar in crappy dive bars where all people want is her old persona. When the group gets back together, Naomi is reunited with the only man she ever loved, and the rival bandmate who stole that man from her. But what Naomi wants more than anything is to build a relationship with the daughter she was never really there for - if she only knew how.
  • KINDRED (Drama) - Based on the 1979 novel by Octavia E. Butler. Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Executive produced by Jacobs-Jenkins, Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields, Courtney Lee-Mitchell and Darren Aronofsky. Produced by FX Productions. Logline: A young Black woman and aspiring writer has uprooted her life of familial obligation and relocated to Los Angeles, ready to claim a future that, for once, feels all her own. But, before she can get settled into her new home, she finds herself being violently pulled back and forth in time to a 19th century plantation with which she and her family are most surprisingly and intimately linked. An interracial romance threads through her past and present, and the clock is ticking as she struggles to confront the secrets she never knew ran through her blood.