After starring as Veronica Ball in Showtime’s Shameless for 11 seasons, Shanola Hampton has just entered into a talent holding deal with NBCU Television and Streaming and Universal Television. The actress made her directorial debut in the final season of Shameless and will now collaborate with Universal Television to develop and star in scripted studio projects for NBCU’s television and streaming platforms.
For the first project, Hampton has been cast as “Monique Wallace” and will also serve as a producer, in the NBC pilot Dangerous Moms, from Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.
Based on the Spanish original series Señoras del (h)Ampa, Dangerous Moms is a surprising off-center dark dramedy about four diverse mothers who accidentally kill the queen bee of their school’s PTA during the demonstration of a new high-end food processor. The story becomes a female anthem about friendship and family as it tells the story of one completely unprepared group of women who must juggle their everyday lives while their worlds are turned upside down.
“I’ve worked with Shanola since casting her in Shameless at Showtime and I’m excited to continue our relationship with her,” said Beth Klein, Executive Vice President, Talent and Casting, Universal Television, in a press release. “Shanola is an immensely talented artist and we’re glad to welcome her to Universal Television.”
“We loved working with Shanola on a recent comedy pilot and recognized immediately that she is a force of nature and a breakout star,” Grace Wu, Executive Vice President, Casting, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, shared. “Shanola’s considerable talents span both comedy and drama and we are thrilled to have her as part of the NBCU family.”
Hampton can also be seen later this year in the upcoming Netflix film, Deadly Illusion.