R&B singer John Legend (and his Get Lifted Film Company) has sold his fourth project, according to Indiewire. This project will be a comedy series about music managers and will air on Showtime.
The series, which has not yet been given a title, will be written and executive produced by Austin Winsberg. Legend and his film company will also be executive producing the show. It will follow the lives of “high-profile music managers,” as reported by Indiewire.
Last summer, Legend made a deal with Universal Cable Productions and has been very busy since then. His first project was sold to Fox in October, which is a comedy series that loosely follows his own background.
The second project, the Edge, sold to USA, and will be a crime drama about “an idealistic Harvard Business School graduate named Jeff Cross who joins a progressive financial firm called Edgeton Global (aka The Edge), where he discovers the company’s dark secrets while becoming entangled in a high-stakes FBI investigation,” as posted by Indiewire.
The third project sold to HBO and will be surrounding a gay rapper living his life in the closet. The drama will aptly be titled Down Low and will be set in South Beach, Miami.
Partners of Legend’s company are Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius. His manager, Troy Carter will also have some involvement in the project, as reported by Deadline. Carter is the founder/chairmen/CEO of entertainment management company Atom Factory and will surely draw on his experience in the music industry for the new series.