A Legend of music hits the small screen
Under the deal, Legend and his Get Lifted Film Co, which partners him with Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius, will work alongside UCP managers to develop series for cable and broadcast networks. The pact marks Legend’s first step into the TV series arena. He broke out as a recording artist with his 2004 debut All three of his albums have made the top five of the Billboard 200 and topped the R&B chart. His most recent disc, 2008’s peaked at No.4 and went gold. He also has collaborated on songs by dozens of acts including Jay-Z, Kanye West and Lil Wayne. Legend impressed as a headline act at Byron Bluesfest two years ago. He appears in US talent show Duets and joins a UCP roster that include The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment; Hypnotic, which produces Covert Affairs and Suits; and Tagline, the company behind Psych.
John Legend (right) and Kanye West.