Moesha Mitchell may be coming back to television!
In an interview with ET’s Kevin Frazier published Thursday, Brandy said she is “in talks” to star in a reboot of her hit sitcom “Moesha,” which aired from January 1996 to May 2001 on UPN.
“I am in talks right now with the right people for that to happen. I don’t see it not happening because of the success on Netflix,” the 41-year-old said about the iconic show, which began streaming on the platform earlier this month. “It just makes sense. I mean, I wanted to see what Moesha was up to.”
Given our current political and social climate, the singer — who released her seventh studio album, ‘B7,’ last month — stressed the importance of having diverse representation in the media.
“We need to see that. We need to see a Black family,” she said. “I think that’s crucial right now, and it was crucial then.”
In the meantime, the singer is enjoying watching reruns with her 18-year-old daughter Sy'Rai.
“I was braiding my daughter’s hair the other day, and she wanted to watch the episode where Moesha met Brandy, me,” the musician said, adding, “I don’t really have a lot of memory of ‘Moesha’ because I was so young and it was happening so fast. So to be able to watch it with my daughter is just so special for me.”
“Moesha,” about a high school student living with her family in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, also starred William Allen Young, Countess Vaughn, Marcus T. Paulk, Lamont Bentley, Yvette Wilson, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Fredro Starr, and Brandy’s brother, Ray J.
As for her new album, which features collaborations with Chance the Rapper, Daniel Caesar, and her very own daughter, Brandy is proud of the blood, sweat, and tears that went into the LP’s making.
“My favorite thing about the album is the honesty. It’s been such a long time for me,” she said. “To be back with a body of work that I’m super proud of, I feel like I’ve done my job.”
Beginning this month, Netflix added seven classic Black-led TV shows to its catalogue as part of its Strong Black Lead series.
While “Moesha” launched August 1, “The Game” Seasons 1 to 3 will launch August 15, “Sister, Sister” will drop September 1, “Girlfriends” will debut September 11, and “The Parkers” will roll out October 1.Additionally, Netflix subscribers can begin watching “Half & Half” and “One on One” on October 15.