Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds is teaming up with production company Electus to produce a scripted series based in the 1990s. The hour-long dramedy is based on the lives of record producers Damon Sharpe and Stacy Asencio Sutphen, who met in NYC when both were aspiring pop stars.
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Deadline reports Electus CEO Chris Grant and President John Pollak had this to say about the partnership:
“We are beyond thrilled to partner with the legendary Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds whose music has shaped and defined so much of the industry – there’s really no one who hasn’t been touched by his music and its influence over the last 30 years. Damon and Stacy, creative forces in their own right, also have a rich and storied history that epitomizes the 1990s music scene, a time of great change and evolution in entertainment that has yet to be fully explored on television. We know this creative trifecta will offer the ultimate 90s throwback through a unique and fresh lens.”
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