On the heels of back-to-back years where he released hip-hop AOTY contenders in 2021’s self-titled effort and this year’s Ramona Park Broke My Heart, Vince Staples is ready to take over a different medium.
Widely regarded as one the most captivating personalities in the rap game, Staples is now set to make his debut as a lead actor. On Tuesday (Sept. 6), Netflix announced that his upcoming comedy series The Vince Staples Show will soon arrive on the streaming platform.
Advertised to be loosely based on his eventful life in Long Beach, CA, Vince will be the one of the show’s executive producers alongside the famed Kenya Barris, most known for his work with ABC sitcoms black-ish, BlackAF, mixed-ish and grown-ish and films like Cheaper by the Dozen and Girls Trip.
In a statement he gave to Variety, Vince shared his enthusiasm about working on the project and the fulfillment it has given him since he has always wanted to create a series similar to this.
“I am excited to partner with Netflix and Kenya Barris on The Vince Staples Show,” he said. “This has been something I have been developing for some time and I am happy it’s coming to fruition.”
While more details such as a release date have not been shared, this is not Staples’ first time gracing a television. With experience in lesser roles for shows like Insecure and the upcoming Jack Harlow-led White Men Can’t Jump sequel, Vince surely will have some level of comfortability and acting prowess coming into this new Netflix series.