Usher reveals plans for new drama series about black love in Atlanta

Usher performs during half-time of Super Bowl 58 NFL football game,
Usher performs during half-time of Super Bowl 58 NFL football game, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Vera Nieuwenhuis)

Following his captivating Super Bowl halftime performance, Usher is poised to captivate audiences on the small screen. The multi-talented music artist, who boasts eight Grammy awards, has collaborated with UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, to create a compelling drama series.

Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, Katie Zucker (Mad Massive Entertainment), and Kenny Meiselas (KMei Productions) serve as executive producers for the project.

Reflecting on his extensive 30-year music career, Usher expressed his excitement about this new venture, stating, “My 30-year catalogue has resonated with so many people no matter where they were in their lives. I’m happy to be working with UCP to bring the music to life. I hope the series resonates with you the way my music continues to.”

Per the official logline, the drama is about “Black love in Atlanta and individuals looking to find a place to call home. The series will explore music, style, sex, romance and secrets that threaten to tear relationships apart.”

While too early to confirm, there’s a possibility that the artist could appear on the show as well. Usher has starred in dozens of films and TV shows, so it’s not out of the question that he could pop up in the project — if he gets time off from touring.

The singer recently wrapped his two-year “My Way: The Las Vegas Residency” and begins his 24-city next tour, “Past Present Future” on August 20 in Washington, DC.