Gabrielle Union Is Moving On From ‘AGT’ With This New Project
Gabrielle Union may have been fired from her gig judging AGT, but she’s not letting that slow her down. The actress is flexing her producing muscles on a new project.
Gabrielle recently met with NBC following reports that she had called out a “toxic” culture on the AGT set. The network has reportedly launched an investigation into the issue, which includes looking into producer and judge Simon Cowell.
Gabrielle Union’s New Post-‘AGT’ Project
According to Deadline, Gabrielle and her I’ll Have Another production company are producing a single-camera comedy called Black Coffee. The project, from writer and director Morgan Cooper, is being developed for the new short-form video platform Quibi.
The show will focus on a former basketball star who becomes a “national barista champion” following an injury. He then moves back home to open a coffee shop. Union will executive produce along with I’ll Have Another’s head of development Holly Fleischer.
According to PopCulture.com, Quibi is an upcoming mobile-only video service. The name is short for “Quick Bites,” as it will focus on content under 10 minutes. It will launch on April 6, 2020.
Gabrielle Has Plenty Of Producing Experience
You may know Gabrielle best for her acting roles, but she’s also an experienced producer. Her production company I’ll Have Another aims to provide opportunities to marginalized creators. “I’m not here to serve Hollywood,” she told Glamour.
Gabrielle stars in and produces the Spectrum series L.A.’s Finest, which debuted earlier this year and co-stars Jessica Alba. She also served as an executive producer on the BET series Being Mary Jane, which she starred in for several years. Last year, she produced the thriller Breaking In.
The star recently shared on Twitter that she’s been filming the new season of L.A.’s Finest since September, and it’s due to premiere in 2020. She’s clearly keeping busy, with or without AGT.