Barbz, get ready. Nicki Minaj is flexing her talents on the small screen. She is set to lead and executive produce Amazon Freevee’s upcoming animated series, Lady Danger, based on Alex de Campi’s comics series from Dark Horse Comics. Talk about a girlboss!
Deadline exclusively reported the news that the Trinidadian-born and Queens-bred rapper/singer/songwriter is co-producing alongside hip-hop and rap icon, 50 Cent, under his G-Unit Films and Television Inc. production company. The rapper’s company is working jointly with Make Good Content and Starburns Industries in the production and animation of the show. Writer/director/producer Crystle Roberson, who has become a cinematic storyteller, has written the show along with co-producer Carlton Jordan.
Lady Danger stems from the two-part comic book series of the same name written by Alex de Campi that debuted in 2015. The writer posted a Twitter thread with a deeper look into the behind-the-scenes creation of the show, including concept art for the character, ‘The Major’, which she believes is the role that Minaj will be taking. The casting roles are still so *hush*hush* that there hasn’t been a confirmation as to who Minaj is casted to play.
For the morning crowd: my comic LADY DANGER is getting made into a series by 50 Cent (via his production company G-Unit) with Nicki Minaj exec producing and voicing one of the major characters. It’ll be on FreeVee. Here’s a little more about it, and what’s happening! pic.twitter.com/lbNd6BwYoF
— Alex de Campi (@alexdecampi) April 13, 2023
The series is set in the year 2075, following a government field agent who was left for dead by her own team once she discovered a perilous secret. The agent resurrects as – the one and only – Lady Danger. While concealing her real identity, Lady Danger is an “afrofuturistic ass-kicking” Agent of B.O.O.T.I (Bureau of Organized Terrorism Intervention), where she fights against villains who are set to destroy the earth. In her Twitter thread, Alex de Campi states, “Lady Danger’s an over the top action/martial arts story about a superspy organization, B.O.O.T.I., that defends the hood (and sometimes the rest of America) against evil. All the big Federal agencies, of course, want to shut B.O.O.T.I. down bc it makes them look bad on the reg.” Combining Nicki Minaj with a futuristic America and butt-kicking moves in order to save the world only means one thing. She’s going to be a badass agent.
This isn’t Nicki’s first rodeo with voice acting. The “Starships” singer has been growing her list of animation credits, appearing in an episode of The Cleveland Show and Steven Universe, voicing a mammoth in Ice Age: Continental Drift, as well as voicing in The Angry Birds Movie 2. She is proving herself to be as good of a voice actress as she is a rapper.
Since the report of Minaj taking such a crucial role in the acting and production of Lady Danger, the paperback version of the comic has sold-out on Amazon.
Paperback versions of the “Lady Danger” comic book are now sold-out on Amazon.
This comes after the announcement that Nicki Minaj will star and executive produce the new animated series. pic.twitter.com/5DhnePECF9
— ?? (@QCWorldwide) April 13, 2023
We can’t wait to see (and hear) Nicki Minaj kicking some straight up a** in this exciting new role, and further proving her multitude of talents.
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