Vince Staples’ life is inspiring the upcoming Netflix series The Vince Staples Show.
Staples is set to star in the fictional series set in Long Beach, California and based on his upbringing. It is separate from the web series of the same name he launched in 2019.
He will also executive produce the project alongside Kenya Barris and his Khalabo Ink Society production company. The series stems from the Black–ish creator’s former overall deal with the Netflix. Barris, who famously negotiated an early exit from his Netflix deal, is currently based at Paramount’s BET Studios.
“I am excited to partner with Netflix and Kenya Barris on The Vince Staples Show,” said Staples. “This has been something I have been developing for some time and I am happy it’s coming to fruition.”
Additional details on The Vince Staples Show have yet to be revealed.
Edelman and Williams will serve as co-showrunners on The Vince Staples Show and exec produce alongside Staples, Barris and his Khalabo Ink Society banner. The project reunites Barris with Ian Edelman and Maurice Williams. The trio trio exec produced Kid Cudi’s upcoming animated Netflix series Entergalactic.
Netflix’s Head of Comedy, Tracey Pakosta, added, “It’s our mission to work with the best artists in the world. 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 humour – will translate into a unique comedy series.”
Corey Smyth and Calmatic are directing the first two episodes. The latter will also executive produce The Vince Staples Show.
Staples, 29, has been quickly building his resume. Ahead of The Vince Staples Show, the rapper will also star in the upcoming reboot, White Men Can’t Jump and the TV series reboot of The Wood. The latter is based on the 1999 film of the same name.
His past acting credits also include the film Dope, HBO’s Insecure. He also lent his voice to American Dad and Lazor Wulf. Outside of acting, Staples is well known for his rap career. And he most recently released his latest studio album, Vince Staples Ramona Park Broke My Heart, in April.
Barris is currently exec produce Black-ish spinoff Grown-ish for Freeform and is working on a reimagining of The Wizard of Oz for Warners. He also has a multitude of other projects for various different platforms and networks.