Hamilton star Renee Elise Goldsberry gets onboard Girls5eva
Fronted by Sara Bareilles, Girls5eva is created and written by Meredith Scardino
Renee Elise Goldsberry, known for the role of Angelica Schuyler in the Broadway musical Hamilton, has joined the cast of streaming platform Peacock's Girls5eva. Fronted by Sara Bareilles, the comedy series is created and written by Meredith Scardino.
Girls5eva follows a one-hit-wonder girl group from the 90s whose members reunite to give their pop star dreams one more shot after their hit gets sampled by a young rapper. According to Deadline, Goldsberry will play the role of Wickie, the glamorous, big-voiced, star of the band back in the day.
"This wickedly talented team is creating something brave and new. I'm grateful I get to be in the room with them. I honestly can't think of a better way to transition out of this year and into the new one than laughing with strong and beautiful women," Goldsberry said in a statement.
Scardino is also executive producing the project with Tina Fey via her Little Stranger banner, Robert Carlock, Jeff Richmond, David Miner, and Eric Gurian. Universal Television is backing the series.