With the end of her long-standing, series role in Shameless, Shanola Hampton has already found her next potentially big role. She is set to star in and produce the NBC pilot Dangerous Minds 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.
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.
Hampton has starred in various projects including but not limited to. However, she is most known as Veronica “V” Ball in the hit Showtime series Shameless. She was an original cast member and starred in the series for all 11 seasons and even made her directorial debut in the recent final season.
You can currently see Hampton in the Netflix film Deadly Illusion.