New TV Drama Series for Mariah Carey

We’ve had ‘Glitter’ and ‘Mariah’s World’, now Mariah Carey has announced she’ll exec produce a new TV drama series, based on her tumultuous real-life story
Mariah Carey
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Set in the big hair, bubble skirts and lace gloves era of 1980’s New York (we can’t wait to see the wardrobes) the series is set to air on US network Starz. No word yet on who will play the diva, but here are some of our top picks:


Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez
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The 24-year-old might be a little old to play sixteen-year-old Mariah, but Hollywood is notorious for casting twentysomethings as teens. With the right make-up and lighting, the former Disney star could bring serious music and acting cred to the role.


Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld
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Music’s current It girl and Edge of Seventeen star can hold the high notes, dance in skyscraper heels and has plenty of acting know-how. She’d also be able to capture Mariah’s fun-loving goofy side. A shoe-in.


Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande
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Like Mariah, Ariana is a multiple Grammy award winner and has plenty of experience on camera with four seasons playing Cat Valentine in Victorious. Call her agent!


Daya

Daya
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At 18, rising US singing sensation Daya is the perfect age to play the teen role, with the look, locks and killer vocals thrown in. This could be her big small screen break.


Alessia Cara

Alessia Cara
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The Canadian songbird is a ringer for a young Mariah and has gushed that the singer is is one of her biggest influences. No doubt the 21-year-old would jump at the chance to portray her idol on screen.

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