Pop icon, possessor of golden vocal cords, and Christmas enthusiast Mariah Carey is helming a drama series based on her rise to fame.
Deadline reports that Carey will serve as executive producer on an untitled project for Starz, together with her longtime friend Brett Ratner. The series will purportedly be a scripted, fictional narrative based on Carey’s early days as an aspiring singer and songwriter.
Written and directed by Nina Colman, the story follows a 16-year-old biracial girl in 1986 New York City who endures childhood hardship and ultimately soars to meteoric fame in the music industry.
In other words, it’s a deeply autobiographical pursuit. Carey burst on the scene in 1990, and in the space of one year, released five Hot 100 #1 hits: “Vision of Love,” “Love Takes Time,” “Someday,” “I Don’t Wanna Cry,” and “Emotions.” She is a five-time Grammy winner with a stunning and varied career. Currently, she holds a Las Vegas residency, but will also tour North America with Lionel Richie.
Carey has already appeared on the small-screen via the E! docu-series, Mariah’s World, where she also served as executive producer. However, this new endeavor seems better suited to her pop diva status.
News like this calls for a Mariah playlist. I’ll start with one of my favorites, “Honey” (the video is so delightfully cheesy).