Gabrielle Union is helping to bring a new show to NBC.
Deadline reports that she’ll be executive producing a new comedy series called “Black Girl Magic,” about three estranged sisters who find out their family has a “mysterious secret” going way back. So the women all travel to New Orleans to dig deeper and learn more.
The series is being written by Emebeit Beyene, Crystal Boyd and Chandra Russell, who also appeared in Comedy Central’s “South Side,” which Russell writes for. The three women also co-created the 2013 web-based series “Downtown Girls.”
Union will executive produce “Black Girl Magic” under her production company I’ll Have Another, and Beyene, Boyd and Russell will be executive producers. Robia Rashid, Bryan Bucks and Holly Shakoor Fleischer will also play an executive producer role.
Sony Pictures Television is backing the new NBC comedy, which comes through Union’s deal with the studio. Rashid has a deal with Sony Pictures Television as well, and they produce her Netflix series “Atypical,” which she created. That show is about to begin its third season this fall.
Sony Pictures Television also produces Union’s cop show “L.A’s Finest” on Spectrum Originals, which co-stars Jessica Alba. Union is an executive producer on that series too, and it was picked up for a second season.
Besides “Black Girl Magic,” Union is also executive producing a dramedy called “Tips” that will be on Spectrum Originals.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the series follows a young woman who takes a job as a pole dancer at a bikini bar after leaving a job and going through a breakup.
Union is also one of the judges on the NBC talent competition “America’s Got Talent.”