UPDATE: Queens has been ordered to series. Here’s the first trailer.
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Queens, the upcoming drama series pilot at ABC, is continuing to fill out its cast.
Brandy has joined Naturi Naughton and Eve as leads
The pilot is written by Zahir McGhee and tells the story of four estranged women who reunite in an effort to recapture their fame as ’90s hip-hop group Nasty Bitches. McGhee and Sabrina Wind will executive produce along with ABC Signature.
Brandy will play Naomi. As reported by Deadline, “Twenty years ago, Naomi was better known as Xplicit Lyrics — the highly skilled musical engine of the Nasty Bitches. A true artist with boundless musical talent — Naomi 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.”
Like Eve, Brandy will record and perform original songs for the show if it is ordered to series.
Deadline first reported this news.