Mariah Carey's drama series is coming to your TV


A drama series is in the works on the rise of singing diva Mariah Carey.

American television network Starz is developing an untitled fictional scripted drama series based on the the music superstar's real-life experiences.

Mariah Carey is executive producing the series alongside longtime friend and Rush Hour Brett Ratner, Deadline reported.

Mariah Carey had a great idea to make a TV series on herself.
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Mariah Carey had a great idea to make a TV series on herself.

The drama is set in 1986 New York City and chronicles the rise of an ambitious bi-racial 16-year-old girl, an aspiring singer-songwriter who survived a difficult childhood to become the biggest selling female music artist of all time. Sounds familiar, right?

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It is being written by Nina Colman, who wrote Dr Dolittle 3 and Meet Prince Charming and she will serve as showrunner (overall creative authority and management responsibility of the doco-series).

The Always Be My Baby diva rose to fame in 1990. Carey blew the music industry away with her debut single Vision of Love from her debut album titled, Mariah Carey.

The album produced three other chart-topping singles in the US: Love Takes Time, Someday, I Don't Wanna Cry and Emotions.

She became Columbia Records' highest selling act.

In 1998, Carey was named the world's best-selling recording artist of the 1990s at the World Music Awards.

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She was also named the best-selling female artist of the millennium in 2000.

The Grammy-winning pop diva is next set to return to her Las Vegas residency and will embark on a North American summer tour with Lionel Richie, Deadline reported.

Carey recently produced a docu-series series for E! titled Mariah's World.

 - Stuff

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