Zayn Malik Teams Up with Dick Wolf for One Direction-Themed TV Show
Former One Direction member Zayn Malik is currently working with television network NBC for a new series titled Boys. With the help of Dick Wolf, the creator of Law & Order, Malik's upcoming show will be inspired by his experiences working with the boy band.
According to USA Today, the new series will focus on the lives of the members of a very popular fictional boy band as they try to adapt to the pressure that comes with their success and fame.
Malik's television project will be produced by Dick and his wife Noelle Wolf. Dick is best known for creating the Law & Order drama franchise which includes Special Victims Unit, Criminal Intent, and Trial by Jury.
Jennifer Levin and Sherry Cooper, the creators of The CW's Beauty and the Beast will also work on Boys as the series' writers, E! Online reported. Like Fox's Empire, a show that centers on the hip-hop industry, Boys will also feature original music.
According to Jennifer Salke, the president of NBC Entertainment, Malik's involvement in the upcoming series will bring authenticity to its plot because of his successfully musical career with One Direction at a young age.
"Zayn certainly brings an authentic point of view to this world where kids are catapulted into fame at a dizzying speed," she said in a statement to E! Online. "On top of our excitement around the creative ideas being discussed, we have a lot of respect for the musical and digital ambitions behind the project."
Boys does not yet have an official release date and it is not yet clear if Malik's former bandmates Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson will contribute to the television project.
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