Queen Latifah will star in and produce a variety of original Web series as part of a new pact with AOL.
Among the projects Latifah is scheduled to work on is a short-form talk show that will be produced by her own firm, Flavor Unit Entertainment. That show will cover topics ranging from entertainment to sports to social issues.
AOL will also build out a hub to promote Latifah’s work within AOL’s Blackvoices.com.
In addition, as part of the wide-reaching partnership, AOL’s users will be invited to make suggestions on the direction of a future Latifah-produced series.
The deal with Latifah, who has been nominated for both an Academy Award and an Emmy, is the latest such content pact that AOL has made with a high-profile celebrity entertainer. For example, the portal already has projects in the works with supermodel Heidi Klum and actress Marlo Thomas.