Lifetime Television is back again to broadcast the story of another legendary black music group, which became popular during one of black entertainment’s golden eras of American performing.
According to various media sources, Lifetime has released the trailer for its upcoming biopic miniseries titled Salt-N-Pepa. The project features a star-studded production team, as well as a whole host of new and upcoming stars on the acting cast. Viewers were able to see the trailer this past weekend during commercial breaks for Lifetime’s The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel.
The biopic features actresses G.G. Townson as Cheryl “Salt” James and Laila Odom as Sandra “Pepa” Denton. Actress Monique Paul plays Deidra “DJ Spinderella” Roper. Actor Jermel Howard will be playing Naughty By Nature’s Treach (Pepa’s former boyfriend) and actor Cleveland Berto will play Hurby Azor, the legendary group’s producer.
James and Denton are the executive producers of the project and Queen Latifah will also be co-producing the film. The television project is written by Abdul Williams, the man who wrote the screenplay for the amazing television biopic titled The New Edition Story. Filmmaker Mario Van Peebles (New Jack City) is the director of Lifetime’s Salt-N-Pepa.
“The miniseries Salt-N-Pepa follows the story of Queensborough Community College students Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton as they fall into the world of rap and hip hop, after recording for a song for their friend Hurby Azor,” reads an official project description from Lifetime Television.
“Salt-N-Pepa became the first female rap act to go platinum and experienced ground-breaking success with multiple awards, including a Grammy, paving the way for all female rappers to follow. The miniseries will also feature the group’s biggest hits like “Let’s Talk About Sex,” “What a Man,” “Shoop,” and “Push It” among others,” the description also reads.
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