New Girl's Damon Wayans Jr will star in a new comedy series loosely based on the life of Harry Styles
'New Girl' star Damon Wayans Jr will play Peter, a thirty-something man living a mundane suburban life with his wife, when suddenly a pop star decides to live with them
'New Girl' star Damon Wayans Jr has landed a new role in an untitled CBS comedy series which is said to be based loosely on Harry Style's life.
According to Deadline, the new sitcom is expected to premiere between 2018 and 2019 and it is inspired by Harry Style's particular moment in his career; the moment in time when the One Direction singer lived in the attic of the 'Late Late Show with James Corden' producer, Ben Winston for two years while he was house hunting.
The synopsis of the series reveals that the show will follow a 30-something couple reconnecting with their younger, cooler selves when a young pop star, looking for normal life moves into their suburban home.
"The series is inspired by a time when Executive Producers Ben Winston and Harry Styles lived together," a statement released by CBS confirmed. But if you're expecting to get an up-close personal insight on how it's like to live with Harry Styles then you're expecting a bit too much. CBS further confirmed that there is no other on-screen connection of the show with the British singer, but there's an off-screen surprise. Read on:
"However, that's where the reality ends. The show is not based on real-life experiences or characters," the statement clarified.
But Harry Styles will be in the loop of the show. Why? Because Ben Winston and Harry Styles himself will serve as the executive producers of the show.
The series will feature stars including Wayans Jr, Amber Stevens West, Felix Mallard, Stephanie Weir and Chris Parnell. Here is a brief of what has been known so far; the show will center around Peter, played by Damon Wayans Jr. and Claire, played by Amber Stevens West, a couple who have grown tired of their mundane life in suburbia.
An unexpected change comes in form of a pop star, the character inspired by Harry Styles, who is intrigued by their life and decides to move in. This helps the couple reconnect with younger and "cooler" versions of themselves.
As of now, the 'Dunkirk' star is touring with his music and has managed to excite fans with unreleased tracks such as 'Medicine.' And for Wayan Jr, his 'New Girl' is gearing up to broadcast its hour-long series finale next week. The seven-series finale will air in the US on May 15 on Fox.