50 Cent to develop hip-hop competition series; watch trailer for Naomi Osaka docuseries; and more

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50 Cent is getting back into his hip-hop roots with his latest project.

According to Deadline, 50 is working with ABC to develop a non-scripted hip-hop competition series titled Unrapped. The show will focus on celebrity contestants — who are coached by iconic hip-hop mentors — that end up in a rap battle until “a king or queen is crowned.” A release date for Unrapped has yet to be announced. Casting is currently underway.

In other news, Netflix has released the first trailer for their three-part documentary series on tennis star Naomi Osaka. Titled Naomi Osaka, the series follow the four-time Grand Slam winner in the years after her win at the 2018 US Open. It will also chronicle her meteoric rise in the tennis world. Naomi Osakahits Netflix on July 16, just ahead of her expected return to tennis at the Tokyo Olympics.

Finally, Henry Simmons and Joy Bryant have been tapped to star in season two of OWN’s anthology drama series Cherish the Day. As previously reported, each season of Cherish the Day follows the relationship of one couple, with each episode spanning a single day. In season two, Simmons and Bryant will play a high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited in New Orleans. A release date for Cherish the Day has yet be announced. Production on the series begins this month.

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