John Stamos is teaming up with producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (The Wiz Live!) for a cable drama series, Deadline reports. The untitled drama chronicles the fame and excess of daytime soaps in the 1980s. Universal TV is the studio where Zadan and Meron are currently under a deal.
The series is currently in the early stages of development and will draw inspiration from the experiences of Stamos, whose acting career began in 1982 when, at the age of 18, he portrayed the character Blackie Parish on the ABC daytime drama General Hospital. The series is described as “Boogie Nights in the soap world.” The drama will showcase the colorful and gloomy world of soaps as it follows the journey of a young man who becomes a soap star. This new teen idol who has a humble upbringing will be tempted with multiple things including sex, drugs, and the lavish lifestyle of fame. He’ll also struggle to balance his close relationship with his family while working at his father’s restaurant.
Stamos will executive produce the series alongside Zadan and Meron through Storyline Entertainment. The three previously partnered up to produce the Emmy-nominated miniseries Beach Boys: An American Family and the TV movie, Martin and Lewis. Storyline Entertainment’s Mark Nicholson will produce the show which is currently in the process of finding a writer.
Recently, Stamos produced and starred in Grandfathered, the Fox comedy series and he also produces and returned as Uncle Jesse on Netflix’s Fuller House. The actor/producer who stars as Dr. Brock Holt in the second season of Fox’s Scream Queens, is repped by Brillstein Entertainment partners and WME. Zadan and Meron are in the process of prepping for their upcoming NBC musical, Hairspray Live! and are teaming up with Aaron Sorkin for NBC’s first live drama: A Few Good Men, a 2017 broadcast.