Starz network confirms to Et that an untitled fictional scripted drama series is in the works that will be based on Carey's real-life experiences. The 47-year-old pop star is executive producing the series along with her friend, Brett Ratner, as Deadline was first to report.
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Nina Colman will pen the script, which will take place in 1986 New York City and will follow the rise of a bi-racial 16-year-old girl's aspiring singer-songwriter.
News of the scripted series comes after Carey starred in her own reality series, Mariah's World, earlier this year. She also starred in the 2001 movie, Glitter, which -- like the upcoming drama show -- was about a young singer ascending to super stardom.
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