Vince Staples Will Star In and Executive Produce a Semi-Autobiographical Comedy Series for Netflix

‘black-is’ creator Kenya Barris is co-executive produce the project.

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Vince Staples will be getting his own scripted comedy series at Netflix. The streamer has ordered The Vince Staples Show, which will be loosely based on the 29-year-old rapper’s life.

The show will take place in Staples’ home city of Long Beach, California. In addition to starring in the eponymous series, Staples will also executive produce. Kenya Barris, the creator of ABC’s black-ish, will also executive produce through his company Khalabo Ink Society, alongside Ian Edelman, Maurice Williams, Corey Smyth and Calmatic.

Calmatic, a well-known music video director based in Los Angeles, will additionally direct the first two episodes of The Vince Staples Show.

Staples, meanwhile, has built up a growing roster of acting credits within the past few years. After making his film debut in the coming-of-age flick Dope, he voiced a battle rapper for the sitcom American Dad! and was the voice behind the titular character on Adult Swim’s animated series Lazor Wulf.

“I am excited to partner with Netflix and Kenya Barris on The Vince Staples Show,” Staples said. “This has been something I have been developing for some time, and I am happy it’s coming to fruition.”

“It’s our mission to work with the best artists in the world,” Netflix head of comedy Tracey Pakosta said. “Vince has already established himself as one of the most talented young musicians today and we’re really excited about how his sensibility – and sense of humor – will translate into a unique comedy series.”

In other entertainment news, Gorō Taniguchi’s One Piece Film: Red will debut in the U.S. this October.

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