ABC’s Queens continues to assemble a killer lead cast. In her return to the network, Cinderella star Brandy has signed on as a co-lead opposite Eve and Naturi Naughton in the hourlong pilot from Zahir McGhee, Sabrina Wind and ABC Signature.
In Queens, written by McGhee, four estranged and out-of-touch women in their 40s — three of them played by Brandy, Naughton and Eve — reunite for a chance to recapture their fame and regain the swagger they had as the Nasty Bitches – their ’90s group that made them legends in the hip-hop world.
Actress and Grammy-winning musician Brandy will play Naomi. Twenty years ago, Naomi was better known as Xplicit Lyrics — the highly skilled musical engine of the Nasty Bitches. A true artist with boundless musical talent — Naomi was certain she’d go on to mainstream success after the group’s demise. She hasn’t, singing and playing her guitar in crappy dive bars where all people want is her old persona.
When the group gets back together, Naomi is reunited with the only man she ever loved, and the rival bandmate who stole that man from her. But what Naomi wants more than anything is to build a relationship with the daughter she was never really there for — if she only knew how.