Sara Bareilles is heading to television in the upcoming musical comedy series Girls5eva, which is being produced by Tina Fey!
The upcoming series will stream on the new service Peacock.
In the series, “when a one-hit-wonder girl group from the 90’s gets sampled by a young rapper, its members reunite to give their pop star dreams one more shot,” Variety reports.
Sara will play “Dawn, a former member of Girls5eva, who is now a bit restless in life managing her family’s small Italian restaurant in Queens. When the opportunity arises, Dawn reluctantly gets the band back together for a Girls5eva reunion and it might just be exactly what she needed.”
The series will be written and executive produced by Meredith Scardino. Tina and her longtime producing partner Robert Carlock are also executive producers.
“It is a pinch me moment to get to cross paths creatively with women like Meredith Scardino and Tina Fey, who I have been a fan of forever,” Sara said in a statement. “I am a longtime admirer of so many of the characters they have brought to life in other projects, and I am already in love with the women at the center of Girls5eva. I am so excited to help bring to life what I know will be a smart, creative, hilarious show with a lot of heart.”
Sara previously starred in NBC’s live concert production of Jesus Christ Superstar and she acted on Broadway in the musical Waitress, for which she wrote the music. There’s another TV project that Sara is working on right now.
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