Mariah Carey Announces New Fictional TV Series Based on Her Life
If Mariah Carey's life didn't already seem like something straight out of a Hollywood writers' room, it's about to: according to Deadline, the singer will be getting her own scripted fictional drama series based on the events of her life. Carey is slated to produce the yet-unnamed series alongside her friend Brett Ratner, Golden Globe nominee Stella Bulochnikov (Boss), Teri Weinberg (Ugly Betty) and John Cheng (Horrible Bosses).
Nina Colman (Mahogany) will write the series, which will follow a 16-year-old bi-racial singer-songwriter living in New York City who battles a "difficult childhood" to become a worldwide music star. The series will begin in 1986 and follow the girl's ascendance to fame.
Carey's no stranger to biographical works — she recently toplined and executive-produced the docu-series Mariah's World for E!. The show covered the day-to-day experience of being Mariah, while her newer series will glamorize the singer's story. She has plenty of content to work off of, having risen from obscurity to gain five consecutive Billboard Hot 100 number one hits between 1990 and 1991. To date, she has had 17 songs hit number one on that chart, and 23 have charted in the top five alone.
This year, Carey started 2017 with a botched performance on New Years' Day during the New Years' Rockin' Eve concert. She continued with some messy filming for The House, but has garnered high hopes for her upcoming summer tour with Lionel Richie.
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