After leaving One Direction Zayn Malik’s been keeping busy working on his solo career. He’s also apparently been working on a television project with Dick and Noelle Wolf, Len Blavatnik’s Unigram and First Access Entertainment. Boys is currently in development at Universal Television and NBC, with Malik involved as an executive producer along with Dick Wolf, Noelle Wolf, Amanda Ghost, Peter Jankowski, Sherri Cooper Landsman, and Jennifer Levin. Landsman and Levin are also writing the script.
The series will follow “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.”
“It’s exciting to be diving into this project with such passionate and prolific producers,” stated Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. “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.”
“We were intrigued by the synergistic potential that Zayn brings to the project,” added Noelle Wolf. “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.”
“Dick Wolf is a legend and the opportunity to work with him and NBC to create a compelling drama series is awesome,” said Malik.