HBO Developing Electronic Music Comedy with Calvin Harris, Jay-Z

'Trainspotting' author to pen 'Higher'

The DJ that has brought dance music fans songs including “Feel So Close” and “We Found Love” is making a move towards the small screen.

Variety has confirmed that HBO is developing a halfhour comedy with Calvin Harris that takes place in the world of electronic music. As first reported by Deadline, “Higher” has “Trainspotting” scribe Irvine Welsh on board as scribe, with a starry lineup of exec producers including Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Jay-Z, James Lassiter, Tyran Smith, Miguel Melendez, Mark Gillespie and Dean Wilson, along with Harris.

No word yet on the plot of “Higher,” which will hail from Overbrook Entertainment, Three Six Zero Group and Marcy Media. Jay-Z and Will Smith have also teamed on forthcoming feature musical “Annie.”

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