According to Deadline, HBO has bought for development Down Lo which will dive into the sexy Miami scene with an unexpected twist. The report states:
“Set in Miamiâ€™s South Beach, the edgy ensemble drama explores the intersection of three worlds â€” the party townâ€™s popular music scene and sports and fashion circles. It deals with fame and secrets, with the stories told from multiple points of view. One of them will be that of a gay rapper living on the down low as homosexuality is still not readily accepted in the hip-hop community.
[…] Down Lo also features top models as well as athletes with their penchant for big money, fast cars and beautiful women. Down Lo, which is expected to draw on Legendâ€™s first-hand knowledge and great access to the music world.”
Legend will work with producer/director Tony Krantz on the project.
Earlier this year, the 34-year-old star sold the drama The Edge to USA Network. 20th Century Fox TV bought a separate untitled comedy from Legend in October that will be loosely based on his upbringing.