Sean “Diddy” Combs is ready to venture into scripted programming.
The rapper, record producer, actor and entrepreneur is teaming with ABC to develop a comedy based on the real-life events of his assistant, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Single-camera comedy The Hustle, which has received a script commitment with a penalty attached, is inspired by the real-life events of Diddy’s right-hand woman, a small-town girl lands a job working as an assistant to a street-educated billionaire business mogul where she is instantly thrown into a foreign world of extravagance, debauchery and adventure.
Jeremy Garelick (The Wedding Ringer) is set to pen the script alongside Stacey Harman (ABC’s The Goldbergs), with the former attached to direct should the comedy move to pilot. Garelick, Harman and Diddy will all exec produce. Diddy’s Revolt Films exec Sarah Snedeker is set to serve as producer and consultant on the comedy.
The Hustle comes as broadcast networks are looking for new spins on family comedies with distinctive voices and dynamics that aren’t already being explored on the small screen.
The comedy marks Diddy’s first scripted TV foray. He’s repped by CAA. Garelick and Harman are both with UTA.
This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.