Brandy to Star in Hip-Hop Drama ‘Queens’

2021-03-09T17:00:32+00:00March 9th, 2021|

The Grammy winner will also contribute original music to the pilot from ‘Scandal’ veteran Zahir McGhee.

Grammy-winning singer and actress Brandy has joined the cast of ABC’s pilot Queens.

Brandy will star opposite Eve, Naturi Naughton and Pepi Sonuga in the drama from writer Zahir McGhee (Scandal) and ABC Signature. The show centers on four women in their 40s who reunite for a chance to recapture their fame and regain the swagger they had as the Nasty Bitches— a ’90s group that made them legends in the hip-hop world.

Brandy will play Naomi, who 20 years ago was better known as Xplicit Lyrics, the musical engine of the Nasty Bitches. An artist with boundless talent, Naomi was sure she’d achieve more success after the group broke up – but she didn’t. When the group gets back together, Naomi is reunited with the only man she ever loved, as well as 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.

In addition to acting, Brandy will also contribute original music to Queens. Eve and Naughton (Power) are playing two other members of the group, while Sonuga (Freeform’s Famous in Love) plays a rising hip hop star.

Brandy’s most recent TV role was on Fox’s Star. Her credits also include Moesha, the 1997 Cinderella opposite Whitney Houston and The Game. She’s repped by CAA, Ryan Ramsey of SALXCO, Sonja Norwood of Norwood & Norwood and Stephen Barnes of Morris Yorn.

This story originally appeared in The Hollywood Reporter.

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