Janelle Monáe is adding to her on-veil resume. The multitalented megastar has been tasked with portraying historical African American performer and activist Josephine Baker in an upcoming tv series. Exclusively reported by Deadline, the “Django Jane” lyricist will megastar in the program De La Resistance from leisure firm A24.
According to the list, the drama series is effect to point of curiosity on Baker’s time as a look for the Allies someday of the French resistance helping defeat the Nazis, as well to her ride as one in every of the arena’s most iconic, talented, and glamorous entertainers.
“A dream role with a dream crew! Mercí beaucoup!” wrote Janelle Monáe as she shared the tips on Instagram. “I will’t wait to remodel into the iconic performer, American hero, glamorous bi-con [rainbow emoji] goddess, mind, world humanitarian, and SPY that is you; telling a different myth only some know.”
Naming Baker her hero, she continued, “Thank you to my @A24 family for partnering with me & @wondaland to make this legendary series! Thank you to our researcher, demonstrate creator/demonstrate runner Jennifer Yale and @angelaegibbs (producer) for bringing me this unbelievable project & seeing her spirit in me.”
Chuck Lightning, Mikael Moore, Nate Wonder, and Dana Gills will also again as executive producers for Wondaland on the series. Co-executive producer and researcher is Damien Lewis, who authored the quickly-to-be-released book on Josephine Baker,