One of ABC’s series pickups for the upcoming 2017/2018 TV season is the comedy “The Mayor,” which hails from “Hamilton” star Daveed Diggs, and centers on an outspoken, idealistic rapper (played by Brandon Michael Hall) who runs for office as a publicity stunt and actually gets elected. He surprises everyone (including himself) when he has a natural knack for the job and slowly transforms City Hall.
Rounding out the starring cast are Yvette Nicole Brown, Bernard David Jones, Marcel Spears, Lea Michele, and David Spade.
Jeremy Bronson is writing and executive-producing the series, along with Daveed Diggs, Jamie Tarses, and James Griffiths.
A first look teaser (emphasis on teaser) for “The Mayor” is below.