How was Vince Staples‘ day?
Let’s see: He tried getting bailed out of jail, got stomped on by an amusement-park mascot, dodged bullets from a mystery shooter, shared lemon-pepper wings with Rick Ross, watched people beef with each other during a cookout and get recognized by a bank robber who started singing his song “Magic” in front of hostages. This is “just another day” in the life of the Long Beach rapper, which will be examined in the scripted comedy series The Vince Staples Show that Netflix announced on Wednesday (Jan. 17) by releasing the trailer.
Premiering Feb. 15, the five-episode limited series follows Staples as “he’s thrust into adventures while navigating life as a kind of famous, kind of rich, kind of criminal (but not really) rapper,” according to Netflix’s official site Tudum.
Vanessa Bell Calloway (Coming to America, This Is Us) and Andrea Ellsworth (#BlackAF, Gentefied) are part of the recurring cast, while Naté Jones, Arturo Castro, Scott MacArthur, Bryan Greenberg and Myles Bullock make guest appearances.
Black-ish creator Kenya Barris, Ian Edelman, Maurice Williams, Corey Smyth and William Stefan Smith are credited as executive producers of The Vince Staples Show, while Edelman and Williams co-created with Staples. Barris co-wrote the 2023 remake of White Men Can’t Jump, which featured Staples in a supporting role. Staples also played the beloved fan-favorite recurring character Maurice in ABC’s hit sitcom Abbott Elementary, who was the best friend of Gregory Eddie (played by Tyler James Williams) and the ex-boyfriend of Janine Teagues (Qunita Brunson).
Staples previously teased that he was working on The Vince Staples Show with Barris in a 2021 interview with Interview Magazine. “We don’t have a formula yet. I just know that they’re like, ‘Do what you want to do.’ And with Dave and Atlanta, I’m trying to make sure that my thing is clear of what everyone else is doing,” he said at the time. The Ramona Park Broke My Heart MC later told Billboard that “it’s similar to the small skits I put out in 2019. That’s basically where we’re at and that’s going to be an elaboration of that.”
Watch the trailer below.
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