Ice Cube 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.
“As 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.
“We 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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