Rev. Run is taking his family shenanigans to Netflix.
The streaming service has given a 10-episode pickup to a new scripted comedy series starring the Run-D.M.C. co-founder and vocalist.
The untitled show from ABC Studios and Amblin Television stars Rev. Run (real name: Joseph Simmons) as a rap legend whose wife decides to live out her own dreams, thus interrupting his plans for relaxing. The rapper’s wife will be played by Rev. Run’s real-life wife, Justine.
Jeremy Bronson (“The Mayor”) wrote the script. Andrew Reich (“Friends”) serves as showrunner, with production beginning in January.
ABC gave a script commitment to the project last fall but opted not to pick up the show.
Rev. Run is a practicing minister and starred with his family for six seasons on the unscripted series “Run’s House.”