Hamilton’s Daveed Diggs is bringing millennial politics to ABC!
In our tumultuous political climate, millennials are the ones on the front lines resisting and pushing for major changes to make the world around us a better place. Sometimes, the best way to be an activist is through art and humor. In the forthcoming sitcom, The Mayor slated for the 2017-2018 line-up on ABC, Daveed Diggs is showing us a new type of politics.
In The Mayor, an outspoken, idealistic rapper Courtney Rose (Brandon Micheal Hall) runs for office as a publicity stunt. Everything is gucci until Courtney actually wins the election. As a surprise to everyone (including himself), Courtney discovers that he actually has a knack for the job and he slowly begins to transform City Hall into a place where 21st-century citizens can thrive.
Joining Brandon Micheal Hall in The Mayor will be Yvette Nicole Brown, Bernard David Jones, Marcel Spears, Lea Michele, and David Spade.
If you haven’t seen Hamilton on Broadway yet, you’ll probably recognize Daveed Diggs as Adult Books from Netflix’s The Get Down or from Black-ish as Bow’s hippie brother, Johan. Diggs will be writing and executive producing the series along with Jeremy Bronson, Jamie Tarses, and James Griffiths.
Peep the teaser for The Mayor before the first episode drops in the fall.
Hopefully, Chance the Rapper will be watching so he can take notes and run for Mayor of Chicago. Seriously, we need to revise things in this country across the board.
Will you be watching The Mayor?