Rapper Vince Staples to Star in Netflix Comedy Based on His Life

Vince Staples and Netflix Logo (Credit: Motown and Netflix)

Vince Staples will star in a new comedy executive produced by Kenya Barris.

The Vince Staples Show is loosely based on the rapper’s life growing up in Long Beach, California and has been ordered to series by Netflix, the streamer announced Tuesday.

“It’s our mission to work with the best artists in the world,” said Tracey Pakosta, the streamer’s head of comedy. “Vince has already established himself as one of the most talented young musicians today and we’re really excited about how his sensibility – and sense of humor — will translate into a unique comedy series.”

“I am excited to partner with Netflix and Kenya Barris on The Vince Staples Show,” added Staples. “This has been something I have been developing for some time and I am happy it’s coming to fruition.”

The “Big Fish” rapper will also serve as an executive producer on his self-titled series alongside co-executive producers Ian Edelman, Maurice Williams, Corey Smyth and Calmatic. Edelman and Williams are co-showrunners and Calmatic will direct the first two episodes.

Staples’ previously voiced the title character in Adult Swim’s Lazor Wulf and played himself on an episode of Insecure.

A premiere date for The Vince Staples Show will be announced later.