Zayn Malik Developing A Boy Band Drama With Creator Of 'Law And Order'
Zayn Malik has been keeping busy ever since his split with mega-group One Direction last year. He launched his solo career with the LP Mind of Mine in March, and he made it a mission to pose for every fashion magazine in existence.
Now, in his latest venture, he's creating a new NBC drama with Dick Wolf, who most of us know as the brains behind Law & Order. The show is titled Boys, reports Variety, which gave us concerns that this would be a male-centric spinoff of a certain Lena Dunham pet project. But no, it's actually a glimpse into the "the formation of a hugely successful boy band and captures all the excitement, competition and fun, but also provides an inside look into the pressure that follows," says Deadline.
Also, when the band isn't playing concerts, they drive around in a green van and solve mysteries in foggy rural towns. (Joking!)
The series was first pitched to NBC by Noelle Wolf, who's married to Dick Wolf. She said in a statement that, "Boys will be a show that's totally integrated on broadcast and digital platforms. Casting and original music will be major components." This leads us to believe that it could possibly be something like Empire, which is another drama that focuses on the music industry and includes original music.
Malik will serve as an executive producer (alongside both Dick and Noelle) but it's not yet clear if he'll be involved with the show in another capacity. Will he act in it? Will he write some of the songs? Vulture says that no announcements have been made about the cast. Hopefully, he won't put too much on his plate; just as we got news about Boys, we also hear that he's canceled a show in Dubai because he felt anxious and not "sufficiently confident." He also pulled out of a London concert in June (just 90 minutes before his set) because of extreme anxiety.
Anyway. Feel better Zayn, and here are songs from some of our favorite fictionalized TV artists to give you ideas for your new show: