Neighbours star Felix Mallard is 'Harry Styles' in first look of show loosely based on pop star's life
The show is drawn from one particular phase in Style's life when he moved in with 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' executive producer, Ben Winston, and his wife
When the news broke that there would be a sitcom loosely based on pop star's Harry Style's life, everyone got curious as to who would play the role of the British pop star in the CBS comedy 'Happy Together.'
Earlier this year it was confirmed that Neighbour's star Felix Mallard had landed a lead role in the US sitcom. Now, it has been revealed that Mallard will star as Cooper aka the fictional Harry Styles.
The new comedy is written by Tim McAuliffe (The Last Man on Earth) and Austen Earl (9JKL) and the plot follows Peter (Damon Wayans Jr) and Claire (Amber Stevens West), a couple who have grown tired of their boring suburban life.
As they attempt to relive their youth, a young pop star named Cooper (Mallard) moves in to their house, fascinated by their normal life. This ends up changing the life of the couple drastically.
Cooper is described as a sweet, charming and positive character. He sees the good in everyone and everything, while also being effortlessly cool. The inspiration for this show is drawn from one particular phase in Style's life when he moved in with 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' executive producer, Ben Winston, and his wife, at their suburban London home during his early One Direction years.
But this is where the reference ends and there's no up close and personal story beyond this. Both Styles and Winston are listed as executive producers, alongside McAuliffe and Earl, Michael Rotenberg and Jonathan Berry.
Final scenes of Neighbours aired in April which saw Mallard bid an emotional farewell to Xanthe and his family after getting an opportunity to start afresh in Oakey – the place where his late father Drew grew up.
"To everyone who's watched over the years, your support has been infallible. YOU keep the show going, and you are the reason we get the opportunity to tell these stories," he wrote on Instagram.