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John Singleton is producing an interesting idea to debut on television soon. Straight Outta Heaven will be drama about rapping angels.

The man who gave us memorable movies like Boyz In Da Hood and Poetic Justice is now trying his hand at television.

According to Deadline, CW just bought Singleton‘s show Straight Outta Heaven, an hour-long drama series about rapping angels. The show is being described as “Touched by an Angel-meets-Ghost with an urban twist and described as a faith-based, hip-hop-infused guardian angel drama.”

That’s probably the longest description since BBD called their music “Hip-Hop, smoothed out on the R&B tip, with a Pop feel appeal to it.

Singleton will be writing and co-executive producing the show with Dallas Jackson, who is currently tip-toeing on blasphemy by remaking The Last Dragon. 

This will be the second collaboration between Singleton and Jackson. They already have another show, Rebel, which they shot a pilot for with BET. Singleton will also have another show, Snowfall, that will air on FX. The show was approved years ago and was set to air on Showtime, but is finally coming into fruition. That drama will chronicle the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles.

About Straight Outta Heaven, Jackson tells Deadline, “John and I have similar genre taste and recognized a need on network television for the underserved urban youth audience and faith-based audience. The CW is the perfect home for this new kind of hero we’ve created who’s superpower is faith.”

Will you be tuning in?