Brandy Added To An Increasingly All-Star Cast For ABC’s Pilot, “Queens”

On top of recent additions to an all star lineup, Brandy has signed on to star alongside Eve in the pilot for Queens that was recently ordered by ABC, according to Deadline. 

What’s Happening:

  • Brandy, who hasn’t been on ABC since Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, is the latest addition to the star-studded cast of the hourlong pilot from Zahir McGhee, Sabrina Wind, and ABC Signature, Queens.
  • Queens will follow four estranged and out-of-touch women in their 40s (played by Brandy, and recently announced additions, Naturi Naughton and Eve) who 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.
  • Reportedly, Brandy will play Naomi, who was better known as “Xplicit Lyrics” the skilled musical engine of the “Nasty Bitches” twenty years ago. Certain she’d go on to mainstream success after the group’s demise, She hasn’t, and has been 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.
  • Brandy, along with Eve, will record and perform original songs for the show as her character.
  • Back in the 90s, Brandy starred on the popular sitcom Moesha for six seasons, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer in 1998, and the BET Comedy series, The Game. She has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and is ranked as one of the best selling female artists in American music history, selling over 11 million albums in the U.S. Over the course of her career she was won a grammy, two Soul Train music awards, three Billboard awards, four MTV awards, six Soul Train Lady of Soul awards, and two NAACP Image Awards.
  • Queens is written and directed by Zahir McGhee who has worked on series like Scandal, Private Practice, and was also a consulting producer on Stumptown.