According to Deadline, the talented, newly engaged actress, Amber Riley, 34, has landed a headlining role in a new “music-driven broadcast comedy series” with NBC. Along with a featured role, Riley will also serve as executive producer alongside producer Neil Meron and writer-producer Lisa Muse Bryant.
The former GLEE star shared the exciting news with fans on Instagram: “ANNOUNCEMENT Headliner and Co-Executive Producer of “DREAM.” Let your hard work speak for itself. Jeremiah 29:11. #winningseason LET’S DO THIS TEAM @lisamusebryant @neilmeron. I remember when they told me my career was over after Glee. They were right. Career ended, but my dreams began. Don’t let anyone else write your story. Take that BIG GIRL ENERGY and fight for your happily ever after. Win y’all! WIN!”
In the single-camera comedy, Riley will portray Dream Morgan, a former teen mom who turns her life upside down to pursue her dream of becoming a singer. A premiere date has yet to be announced, but in the meantime, fans can be on the lookout for another date…wedding date, to be exact.
On Monday, Riley announced her engagement to boyfriend DeSean Black on social media.
“There was a time when I thought I didn’t want or deserve this kind of love. I’m looking at a man who changed my mind,” Riley expressed. “My time by myself, loving on myself, getting comfortable with myself, prepared me for you, and prepared me for this. I am so proud to say, I am the future Mrs. Black. I love you @deseanblack_official and I thank you for your patience, your friendship, and your partnership! “What God has joined together, let no man separate.” #HappilyEngaged #Engaged #BlackLove.