Amber Riley has two things to celebrate: her engagement and a new series.
The ‘Glee’ alum is set to star in the musical comedy series, ‘Dream’, which is currently in development at NBC.
The single-camera project follows a former teen mom, Dream Morgan (played by Riley), who turns her life upside down to pursue her dream of becoming a singer after her son graduates from college.
Lisa Muse Bryant will pen the script and serve as showrunner, in addition to exec-producing alongside Neil Meron and Riley.
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Riley is most known for her role as Mercedes in Glee. Since the show ended she has starred in Nobody’s Fool opposite Tika Sumpter, Tiffany Haddish and Whoopi Goldberg. She also starred in ABC’s The Little Mermaid Live! as well ass The Wiz Live!
And just last month Riley, she released her debut self-titled EP, the independently distributed Riley. Outside of her acting and singing career, the multi-talented star recently got engaged to her boyfriend, Desean Black.
Bryant is currently a co-executive producer on ABC’s black-ish, where she has been for 3 seasons. She is concurrently a consulting producer on the upcoming Disney Channel animated series Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, from Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland’s Cinema Gypsy Productions which also produces the black-ish franchise. She is also writing the feature The Governess, the true story of Mary Prince, the African American woman wrongly convicted of murder before becoming governess for the family of President Jimmy Carter. Bryant is repped by Rothman Brecher Ehrich Livingston, Sheree Guitar Entertainment and attorney Jonathan Shikora.
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Emmy winner Meron recently executive produced the Lifetime movie Patsy & Loretta. He also produces the planned Broadway adaptation of the NBC series Smash, which he and Zadan executive produced. Meron is repped by ICM Partners and attorneys Kevin Yorn and Gregg Gellman.
Well, Amber Riley can sanggggg and act so we are here for this concept with her attachment to it.