Drumline Sequel Features Female in the Lead Role

Remember Drumline? The 2002 film starring Nick Cannon brought the trials and triumphs of a marching band to the big screens. Twelve years later, a sequel is in the works! And we’re pleased to tell Tom Tom readers the lead character is a female drummer portrayed by Alexandra Shipp (She’s also starring as singer Aaliyah in an upcoming biopic. How rad is that?). The character is from Brooklyn and leaves to attend A&T, the university featured in the first film. Her goal is to lead the drumline, which would make her the first female to so in the history of the school’s drumline.

Drumline: A New Beat airs this fall on VH1. In the meantime, you can watch a teaser trailer released by the network.

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