Nick Cannon to bring Drumline sequel to VH1

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Drumline, the 2002 movie that launched Nick Cannon‘s acting career and shed light on the black college experience, will return to the small screen for a sequel later this year.

VH1 announced Drumline: A New Beat will premiere in the fall. It follows the success of CrazySexCool: The TLC Story, which was the channel’s highest rated original movie ever.

Cannon will make a cameo appearance in the film as Devon Miles. The movie will focus on a new class looking to battle for band supremacy among other black colleges.

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From VH1:

“Drumline: A New Beat” will capture the sound and spirit of the first film while welcoming a whole new class to the Atlanta A & T drumline. The story follows Danielle (Dani) Bolton, an upper class Brooklyn girl who defies her parents in order to attend Atlanta A & T so she can join — and revitalize — their once-prominent drumline. Dani’s quest to become the first female section leader of the drumline in the school’s history will be hampered by upperclassmen (including her cousin, Tyree), her feelings for fellow band mate and rival, Jayven, and the school’s crosstown competitors.

Drumline is considered to be a classic in some African-American circles for its detailed look at the competitive band culture that exists on most  HBCU campuses.

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