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 Miami’s South Beach, the edgy ensemble drama explores the intersection of three worlds — the party town’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 Legend’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.