A few months ago, Nick Cannon confirmed that a sequel to his 2002 hit movie, “Drumline,” was still in the works. After nearly two years of hearing whispers about the project, it looks like the film and the TV show, which will be based on the sequel, are finally coming to fruition.
Today, VH1 announced the cast for “Drumline: A New Beat,” and it includes some familiar faces. Check out a bit of info on the cast and characters below.
“Leonard Roberts will return to his Drumline roots as Sean Taylor,a charismatic and determined new Band Director looking to make his mark at his alma mater while navigating the ghosts of his past.
Alexandra Shipp will star as Danielle “Dani” Bolton, a brilliant drummer whose goal is to become the first female percussion section leader in the famous Atlanta A&T drumline. As Dani fights to get what she thinks is rightfully hers, she will learn a few life lessons about ego, teamwork and courage.
Letoya Luckett joins the cast as Dr. Nia Phillips, the beautiful, intelligent, and determined dean at Atlanta A&T with former romantic ties to Sean. Her support of Sean’s return to lead A&T’s band proves to be difficult as the Panthers take on a rival band led by Dr. Phillips’ ex-huband, and Sean’s brother, Kevin Taylor.”
Nick Cannon is also set to return to the cast as Devon Miles. As previously reported, the sequel and series will center around “Danielle (Dani) Bolton, an upper class Brooklyn girl who defies her parents in order to attend Atlanta A & T so she can join – and revitalize – their once-prominent drumline. Dani’s quest to become the first female section leader of the drumline in the school’s history will be hampered by upperclassmen and her feelings for fellow band mate and rival, Jayven, and the school’s crosstown competitors.”