ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 16: Omarion performs during The Millennium Tour 2021 at State Farm Arena on October 16, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.(Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)
*R&B crooner Omarion is developing a scripted drama for the popular AMC Networks streaming service, ALLBLK.
According to the network’s news release, the series titled “Involved,” is loosely based on his life, and Omarion will star and serve as series Co-Creator and Executive Producer alongside Tommy Morgan Jr., Kevin G. Boyd, Deji LaRay and Michelle Le Fleur. Kevin G. Boyd and Bentley Kyle Evans will serve as Co-Showrunners.
Here’s the official synopsis: “Involved follows OB Sharp who has been a boyband superstar since childhood. Now on the verge of a worldwide tour, he secretly wants to leave the group to be a more present dad and have a better co-parenting relationship with his child’s mother, who lives in his guesthouse with her new boyfriend. The only person who has always understood him and his lifestyle is his best friend, Maya, who is openly Bi.”
Singer Omarion performs onstage during WPGC’S 30th Annual Birthday Bash at Howard Theatre on June 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brian Stukes/Getty Images)
The synopsis continues, “They’ve always had an intimate connection without being physical; however, all that changes when they meet Edy, an eclectic flower shop owner with a free spirit and fluid lifestyle. Suddenly, OB’s “love life” gets an extreme makeover, and together, they discover their new normal as a throuple. Faced with a multitude of changes in a short timeframe, OB Sharp is adjusting to new normals within himself, relationship and family dynamics and new business ventures.”
“When it comes to forming new ideas, establishing new norms and shaping our thinking, nothing affects us more than the images and concepts delivered into our lives on a daily basis by television and film. It is with great passion and pleasure that I get Involved with you,” said Omarion in a statement.
“Just like multi-hyphenated entertainers Jamie Foxx, Martin Lawrence and Will Smith who all have influenced and inspired me and a whole culture, Involved is intended to inspire, shift and impact the culture of American society’s thinking and understanding of special family dynamics,” he continued. “There is no better way for us to learn about and observe these cultural diversities than through the medium of entertainment.”
The singer added, “I’m not only excited to be in such good company, I’m jubilant to be back on your TV screen! . Involved is a big vibe. Get ready.”
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