Telma Hopkins, Linda Park and Vanessa Marano join Shanola Hampton and Dascha Polanco as series regulars in NBC pilot Dangerous Moms.
The pilot comes from Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.
The pilot is based on the Spanish version Señoras del (h)Ampa. Janine Sherman Barrois is writing and executive producing the dark dramedy about four diverse mothers who accidentally kill the queen bee of their school’s PTA during the demonstration of a new high-end food processor. The story becomes a female anthem about friendship and family as it tells the story of one completely unprepared group of women who must juggle their everyday lives while their worlds are turned upside down.
Hampton will play one of the moms, Monique Wallace.
Park will portray Chloe Chen, Monique’s (Hampton) brash, judgmental BFF from grade school who is now her partner in crime at the PTA. She works as an administrative assistant at the nearby police station, is married to a detective, and has two kids.
Polanco will play Pia, the impeccable nemesis of Monique Wallace (Hampton). Pia is the No. 1 salesperson for the state-of-the-art TurboThunder3000 food processor and a popular mommy blogger. She also is the landlord of a few apartment buildings in the community, which she hopes to gentrify.
Hopkins will play Fatima. The highly spiritual Fatima lives in and works as a manager at one of Pia’s (Polanco) buildings, where she takes care of her own grandson. She is also a full-time embalmer at a popular funeral home.
Marano is Rebecca “Becki” Rossi, a bubbly, pregnant newlywed, with no filter. She knows Fatima, Chloe, and Monique from the PTA, but after a series of crazy events, they become unsuspecting friends.
The original series, Señoras del (h)AMPA, was created, written and directed by Carlos del Hoyo and Abril Zamora. The first season aired on Telecinco in 2019, yet the first part of the second season was released exclusively by Amazon Prime Video.
The Dangerous Minds pilot comes on the heels of Hampton signing a talent holding deal with NBCU Television and Streaming and Universal Television. The pact calls for Hampton to collaborate with Universal Television to develop and star in scripted studio projects for NBCU’s television and streaming platforms, including NBC, Peacock, USA and Syfy.