Nick Cannon and two of Hip Hop’s icons, Too Short and E-40 will serve as producers in a new series The Yay Area. The series promises a real look inside the drug supply chain and street distribution for the Northern California’s Bay Area. A project that can be described as a mix between HBO’s The Wire and The Sopranos, but with true Bay Area appeal. “The Yay Area” looks to explore the criminal syndicate, politics, police force and people within one of the United States richest cities.
This new venture comes at a great time for a busy Cannon who just recently inked a multi-year deal with FOX and is set to Host and produce Fox’s newest global sensation, The Masked Singer and The Teen Choice Awards this Sunday, live on Fox.
Cannon continues to dominate television with his Wild’n Out series for MTV, currently the longest running show in the history of the channel. Premiering Season 12 Aug 17th, with Chance The Rapper. He is also the host for Nickelodeon’s Lip Sync Battle Shorties, where he serves as the Chairman of their Teen Nick channel.
On the Movie front, Cannon is set to release his NCredible / Cash Money film She Ball in 2019. A film directed, written and produced by Cannon. Teaming up with another Hip Hop Icon on this project as well. Cannon and partner Bryan “Birdman” Williams share the screen along with pop star Chris Brown.
Pre-production for “The Yay Area” begins this Fall.