‘Down Lo’: John Legend To Produce New HBO Drama

Published: Wednesday 24th Apr 2013 by TGJ

With his new album ‘Love In The Future‘ hitting sonic shores in the coming months, John Legend has embarked on a venture that will see him branch outside of music…in partnership with Time Warner‘s ‘HBO‘.

Joining forces with ‘24′ producer Tony Krantz, Legend has signed on to craft the brand new TV series ‘Down Lo’, set in Miami’s South Beach – ‘exploring the intersection of three worlds — the party town’s popular music scene and sports and fashion circles. It deals with fame and secrets, with the stories told from multiple points of view’.

One of these view points- Vulture explains- will come courtesy of a closeted gay Rapper battling with his sexuality, a theme previously tackled on The CW‘s short lived ‘The LA Complex‘.

While its launch date is yet to be announced, we do know the series will be produced by John’s ‘Get Lifted’ film company, which has enlisted ‘How To Make It In America‘s Seth Zvi Rosenfeld to serve as one of its writers.

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