Former Ruff Ryder Eve and Power’s Naturi Naughton set to star in ‘Queens’ a Hip Hop drama series on ABC.
Deadline reported last week that the former Ruff Ryder Eve will co-lead ABC’s new hip-hop drama, Queens. Joining her side is the Power co-star Naturi Naughton.
Written by Zahir McGhee, the show centers around four women in their 40s reuniting to regain the feeling they had when they were members of a 1990s group. Furthermore, these groups made them legends in the genre.
Additionally, Eve will play Brianna who is a member of the group founded by Naughton’s character, Jill, aka Da Thrill. Both Naughton and Eve bring their own personal experiences to these roles.
Naughton was a member of the popular—but troubled—group 3LW. Before disbanding in 2007, the group went on to be a platinum-selling act and inspired Disney’s Cheetah Girls.
Eve, on the other hand, was a rap powerhouse. Not only was she Ruff Ryder’s “Pitbull in a Skirt,” but she also had pop smashes; such as “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” featuring Gwen Stefani. To date, she has sold close to 5 million albums worldwide.
After 3LW, Naughton became a household name for her role as Tasha St. Patrick on Starz’s Power. Although she continues to play a role in the Power universe, Queens will hopefully expand her name. As for Eve, she had her own self-titled sitcom that ran from 2002-2006.
In addition, Eve also appeared in movies like; XXX, the Barbershop franchise, and more before landing a role on the daytime talk show The Talk where she was a co-host for three years.