News: Ice Cube Signs On For NBC Cop Comedy
Thursday, Oct 30, 2008 11:30AM
will be returning to television to help pen an upcoming police comedy series for NBC
According to Variety, the
rapper-turned-mega actor will both write and executive produce an
untitled show aiming to offer the major network something different to
help compete with TV ratings.
we continue to expand our roster of diverse talent both on-camera and
behind the camera, a guy like Ice Cube, whose multi-talented, is
someone we really wanted to be in business with," NBC entertainment chairman Ben Silverman told Variety. "He's had an amazing career, to have gone from NWA to this."
While his role on the project is off-camera, the executive would not mind if Cube offered some on-screen time in the process.
really want to capture his voice and his eye for talent, and his
producing acumen," Silverman added. "If he appeared in the pilot or
series, we'd be really excited about that."
The West Side Connection
leader's last stint on television was executive producing Showtime's
"Barbershop" series and FX's "Black. White." He is also responsible for
providing a voice over for MTV's animated version of his hit movie Friday.
No release date or title has been announced for the upcoming NBC series.
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