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Daveed Diggs of Hamilton and clipping. Will Co-Produce A New Series For ABC

The series follows a struggle rapper who runs for mayor.

October 11, 2016

ABC has picked up a new, as yet untitled, comedy series "[centered] on a struggling hip-hop artist who runs for mayor to promote his mixtape – and wins," reports Deadline today. Signed on to executive produce said show is Daveed Diggs, the frontman for experimental rap trio clipping., and more recently, the Tony Award-winning star of Hamilton.

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The last few months have been busy for Diggs, who parlayed his role in the Broadway smash into appearances on Black-ish and The Get Down, and joined his clipping. bandmates to drop a 6-song EP in June. Diggs won't act in the project, but he'll be joined as a producer by writer Jeremy Bronson, known best for his work on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Mindy Project. Full story here, via Deadline.

Daveed Diggs of Hamilton and clipping. Will Co-Produce A New Series For ABC