HBO Max Sets Nicki Minaj Docuseries

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HBO Max will develop a new documentary series focusing on the life of hip hop artist Nicki Minaj, the streaming service said Friday.

The six-part series will explore Minaj’s personal and professional journey as she navigates the highs, lows in her rise to fame, said company officials. 

The series is directed by Michael John Warren (Fade To Black). Minaj, Warren, Aaron Gilbert, Brenda Gilbert and Cassandra Butcher serve as executive producers for the docuseries. 

“Nicki Minaj is a multi-faceted artist, businesswoman, and innovator as well as force to be reckoned with. It’s a privilege to bring this project to HBO Max and provide our viewers with unprecedented access to her life,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content for HBO Max in a statement.

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.