Eve Returns To Scripted TV in Hip-Hop Drama Pilot, ‘Queens’

by Jamila Lizet White

February 21, 2021

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It’s been 15 years since Eve held a major role in a television series and she’s finally making her return in ABC’s hourlong pilot, Queens.

Written by Zahir McGhee (Scandal), the story follows four estranged and out-of-touch women in their 40s who reunite to recapture their fame as their 90s hip-hop group, Nasty Bitches.

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According to Variety, the 42-year-old Grammy-winning artist will play Brianna who was known as ‘Professor Sex’ and one fourth of the group 20 years prior. Although she rapped about money, sex, and a glamorous lifestyle, Brianna is now “a proud wife and mother of five in a stained sweatsuit who barely has a second to breathe.”

The Nasty Bitches have now become a distant memory and although she no longer lives a glamorous lifestyle, she loves her life. But when an opportunity arises for the group to reunite, she must figure out if she still has the confidence that made her a legend.

Executive produced by Mcghee and Sabrina Wind, Eve will create original music for the show as her character.

In November of last year, the Philadelphia native announced that she was leaving The Talk after four seasons and said that it was “one of the hardest decisions in the world because I wish I hated one of you, but I don’t.”

The last time Eve starred in a television series was from 2003-2006 in the UPN sitcom of her same name. In an episode of Uncensored, she revealed that she played a part in the show being canceled after the third season stating, “I do believe a lot of it had to do with the fact that I was trying to kind of straddle both sides.” Adding that she was still trying to hold on to her social life which in result made her late to set a lot.

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