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Zayn Malik making boyband TV drama

By | Published on Thursday 8 September 2016

Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik is developing a new TV drama about a boyband with producer Dick Wolf. Titled ‘Boys’, it will focus on the excitement and pressures of fame as a pop group’s star rises, and is set to air on NBC.

“It’s exciting to be diving into this project with such passionate and prolific producers”, says NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Zayn certainly brings an authentic point of view to this world where kids are catapulted into fame at a dizzying speed. 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”.

“Dick Wolf is a legend and the opportunity to work with him and NBC to create a compelling drama series is awesome”, adds Malik.

“We were intrigued by the synergistic potential that Zayn brings to the project”, says Wolf’s co-producer (and wife) Noelle, and who wouldn’t be? “‘Boys’ will be a show that’s totally integrated on broadcast and digital platforms. Casting and original music will be major components, giving the show promotional potential on multiple levels”.

The show will be a co-production between Universal TV, Wolf Entertainment, and Len Blavatnik’s Unigram and Malik-managing First Access Entertainment.