A series of recent tweets from Nick Cannon I was alerted to this morning by a reader:
Shout out to everyone watching Drumline right now. EXCLUSIVE NEWS: I’m producing Drumline 2 and the TV show for VH1. Stay tuned!!; INCREDIBLE got several shows coming out in 2013. U GON’ GET THIS WORK!!!; Wait to you guys hear the storyline for Drumline 2! #hardtokeepsecrets it’s been over a decade since the first one. #classic; SPOILER ALERT: I’m not the main character. I’m too damn old! New class! I’m getting my behind the camera on! But I will be in the movie.
Translation: a sequel to 2002’s Drumline is coming; Cannon isn’t going to star in it (it’ll feature a new class of actors/characters), but he’ll apparently direct it, and will have a role in the movie; he’s clearly very excited about it; and finally, he’ll be behind (or in front of) several new shows in 2013.
The first Drumline (a fish-out-of-water comedy about a talented street drummer from Harlem who enrolls in a Southern university) was a success for Fox, grossing close to $60 million on a $20 million budget; it was directed by Charles Stone III from a script penned by Tina Gordon Chism (who’s making her directorial debut with We The Peeples next year), and starred Cannon, as well as an actor almost everyone seems to love to hate currently, Zoe Saldana.
What the plot for the sequel will be, we’ll find out later.
It won’t be his first time behind the camera however; earlier this year, the renaissance man made his big screen feature film directorial debut in a coming-of-age dramedy for Lionsgate titled School Dance, from a script he co-wrote with Nile Evans, described as being “in the vein of” recent classics like Friday and House Party. That film is listed in post-production currently.
There was also the Keke Palmer Nickelodeon TV film, Rags, which Cannon produced, directed by Billy Woodruff.
As for the TV shows he talks about… he does state, in the first sentence, “I’m producing Drumline 2 and the TV show for VH1,” which suggests that there’ll also be a Drumline TV show, which will air on VH1; Emphasis on the words “the TV show,” right after the revelation of the movie sequel. You guys read that as well?
We’ll wait to learn about the other “incredible” shows he mentions.