That Girl Lay Lay is slated to front new live-action Nickelodeon series. The teen hip-hop star, Alaya High, aka Lay Lay, is set to lead her own original self-titled Nickelodeon series, That Girl Lay Lay


And the congratulations poured in for the dream accomplishment of the talented teen.

Nickelodeon’s official Instagram account posted, “WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS ONE. Congrats.”

Another post read, “LOVE TO SEE IT. Congratulations on a well deserved new show.”

“That’s what I’m talking about.” One user wrote. 

One Instagram user wrote, “aww so proud of you!!! Shining star!”

According to Deadline, That Girl Lay Lay was created by David A. Arnold, a writer-producer on Netflix’s Fuller House and follows Lay Lay, an avatar from a personal affirmation app that magically comes to life, and her best friend Sadie as they navigate life as teenagers and discover who they truly are.

The upcoming show is a 13-part series that will be produced by Will Packer and his production company, Will Packer Media. 

Packer called Lay Lay a “multi-talented force of nature destined for mega stardom”. “I’m so excited about what she represents as a talented African-American girl with her own platform to showcase her unique abilities,” he said to Deadline.

At 11-years-old, Lay Lay became the youngest female rapper to sign a record deal via her own imprint and released her debut project in 2018, “Tha Cheat Code”. If you remember, last summer, Lay Lay signed an overall deal with Nickelodeon that included merchandising and much much more. That Girl Lay Lay marks the first thing to emerge from the deal.

Packer and Carolyn Newman will serve as executive producers of the show. David Arnold will also serve as showrunner. John Beck and Ron Hart are also executive producers of the project.  

Production on That Girl Lay Lay is set to begin this spring, preparing for a summer premiere. 

Tiffany Silva

Tiffany Silva

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