Fans of the iconic group Salt-N-Peppa are getting excited for the limited series on Lifetime that will highlight the group’s journey as one of the first all-female rap groups. Lifetime recently confirmed that they selected their cast that will play in the authorized biopic story. Actresses GG Towson and Laila Odom will play Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton, respectively. Monique Paul will star as Deidra “Spinderella” Roper.
The biopic will focus on the trio’s rise to fame as pioneers of women in the rap industry while also examining how the different personalities contributed to the downfalls of the group. More than anything the series will show their impact on the culture and how they managed to win a Grammy, breaking barriers for women artists after them.
The official description is:
“The miniseries Salt-N-Pepa follows the story of Queensborough Community College students Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton as they fall into the world of rap and hip hop, after recording for a song for their friend Hurby Azor. Salt-N-Pepa made a huge impact in hip hop by being one of the first all-female rap groups, changing the look of hip hop and unafraid to talk about sex and share their thoughts on men. Salt-N-Pepa became the first female rap act to go platinum and experienced ground-breaking success with multiple awards, including a Grammy, paving the way for all female rappers to follow. The miniseries will also feature their greatest hits like Let’s Talk About Sex, What a Man, Shoop and Push It, among others.”
The project is produced by Sony Pictures Television and directed by New Jack City’sMario Van Peebles. Adbul Williams, who worked on The Bobby Brown Story and The New Edition Story is the screenwriter. The executive producers are Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere, James “Jimmy” Maynes, and Hurby Azor. Showing the group’s seal of approval, Salt-N-Peppa are both also executive producers which is why you can expect to hear some of the rap group’s greatest hits, such as “Let’s Talk About Sex,” “What a Man,” “Shoop” and “Push It.”
The series is still untitled The airdate for the series is 2020, but there is no exact official date yet.