The life of a music superstar will be portrayed in a scripted drama series that’s in the works at Starz. Deadline.com reports that Mariah Carey will star in and executive produce the show based on her real-life experiences.
Brett Ratner, a longtime friend of Carey’s, is also executive producing.
“Written by Nina Colman (‘Mahogany’), the drama is set in 1986 New York City and chronicles the rise of an ambitious bi-racial 16-year-old girl, an aspiring singer-songwriter who survived a difficult childhood to become the biggest-selling female music artist of all time,” Deadline notes.
The report adds: “Colman, who will serve as showrunner, executive produces alongside Carey and Golden Globe nominee Stella Bulochnikov (‘Boss’) via their Magic Carpet Productions as well as Ratner, Teri Weinberg (‘Ugly Betty’), who previously had developed with Colman, and John Cheng (‘Horrible Bosses’).”