Zayn Malik is attached to a scripted series about the formation of a massively successful, One Direction-esque boy band, EW has confirmed.
The show is titled Boys and is in development at NBC. Malik will executive-produce alongside Dick Wolf (Law & Order, Chicago Fire) and his wife, Noelle. Sherri Cooper Landsman and Jennifer Levin, co-creators of the CW’s Beauty and the Beast, will serve as writers for the project.
A boy band veteran himself, Malik famously parted ways with 1D in 2015 after a five-year run with the band, who rocketed to fame after a third place finish on X Factor in 2010. He officially christened his solo career with this year’s Mind of Mine, which debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 in March and remains the highest charting debut album of 2016.
“Dick Wolf is a legend and the opportunity to work with him and NBC to create a compelling drama series is awesome,” Malik said in a release.
Added Noelle Wolf, “We were intrigued by the synergistic potential that Zayn brings to the project.”