Sirens Media has aligned with the 16-year-old multi-hyphenate Marsai Martin and her production banner Genius Entertainment to develop and produce Baddies (working title).
The new unscripted series will spotlight the impact of previously unsung, trailblazing Black women who have helped shape American culture. From sports and entertainment to politics and innovation, Martin will bring these stories and defining moments in American history to light.
Martin has won multiple NAACP Image Awards and two BET Awards, largely for her work in the role of Diane Johnson on ABC’s black-ish.
“Our team continues to be blown away by Marsai on multiple levels,” said Sirens President Jessica Sebastian-Dayeh. “She’s a creative force of nature and an important voice in our culture, and aside from her obvious talents on camera, is a very deft and thoughtful executive behind the scenes. We’re proud to partner with her and Genius on this series that will shed light on vital stories in imaginative and unexpected fashion.”
Added Martin, “Black women have always contributed to American culture. They’ve just never gotten the recognition. This show is a fun way of letting people know how dope we are.”