Shanola Hampton is set to star in and produce the NBC dramedy pilot, "Dangerous Moms." File Photo by Patrick Rideaux/UPI | License Photo
June 4 (UPI) -- Shameless alum Shanola Hampton has signed in to star in and produce NBC's dark dramedy pilot, Dangerous Moms.
Based on the Spanish original series, Señoras del (h)Ampa, the show is "about four diverse mothers who accidentally kill the queen bee of their school's PTA during the demonstration of a new high-end food processor," the network said in a synopsis Thursday.
"The story becomes a female anthem about friendship and family as it tells the story of one completely unprepared group of women who must juggle their everyday lives while their worlds are turned upside down."
No other casting has been announced yet.
Writer-producer Janine Sherman Barrois celebrated the news on Twitter.
"So excited that the brilliant @shanolahampton will be starring in my new @nbc pilot #dangerousmoms," she tweeted.
"TRULY honored!!!!" Hampton replied.
The job is part of a new deal Hampton made to collaborate with Universal Television to develop and star in scripted studio projects for NBCU's television and streaming platforms.
"I've worked with Shanola since casting her in Shameless at Showtime and I'm excited to continue our relationship with her," Beth Klein, executive vice president of talent and casting at Universal Television, said in a statement.
"Shanola is an immensely talented artist and we're glad to welcome her to Universal Television."
Hampton will be seen later this year in the Netflix film, Deadly Illusion, opposite Dermot Mulroney.