The queen diva herself, Mariah Carey, plans on taking the next step in her career that most of us probably saw coming. According to Deadline, the singer is getting a drama series based on her rise to fame.
Starz is currently developing the series alongside Carey and her longtime friend Brett Ratner, who directed the Rush Hour films. Both Carey and Ratner will be the executive producers of the show.
The untitled series will be written by Nina Colman (“Mohagany”), and it will take place in 1986 New York City. The drama will focus on the struggles Carey faced as a 16-year-old, bi-racial girl with a dream to become a successful singer-songwriter.
Other notable producers that will be a part of the upcoming series are Teri Weinberg (who worked on “The Office” and “Ugly Betty”) and John Cheng (who worked on “Horrible Bosses”).
Just last year, Carey helped produce the docuseries Mariah’s World, an eight-part series which followed the diva’s day-to-day life during her Sweet Sweet Fantasy tour in 2016. Before then, the last time Carey starred in a film or show was in Glitter (2001), which was also based on her rise to fame.