John Legend, singer-turned-Hollywood producer is developing semi-biographical TV series inspired by his childhood series.
Reportedly, the series will chronicle aspects of Oscar-winning Glory hitmaker’s early life in Ohio as a young prodigy, who enrolled in high school as a pre-teen while honing his musical skills in the church.
While talking to Variety, Legend told that he would like to the show to find a home at U.S. network ABC, but admitted it’s still in the early stages.
“The ideal place for this would be ABC, where we have a deal and where we’re working with the team from The Goldbergs to help us find a writer to develop my story,” he said.
“They (producers) already did an interview with my family on (video conferencing app) Zoom to get some good dirt,” he added.
Revealing that producers want the show to be ‘authentic and capture what it was like to be a 12-year-old starting high school’, Legend indicated the story will focus on: “someone who was homeschooled and grew up in the church before that and was musical.”