Calvin Harris, Jay Z, Will Smith Developing EDM Comedy for HBO


With many electronic music projects in the pipeline for film and TV, Hollywood is all over the EDM space. This morning, Hollywood news outlets reported that a triumvirate of entertainment heavyweights are developing a fictional electronic music comedy for HBO. Calvin Harris developed the series with writer Irvine Welsh, the author of Trainspotting (the novel-turned-film about a group of heroin addicts in Scotland).  Calvin Harris and his management, Three Six Zero Group, have teamed with Jay Z and Will Smith and their respective production entities, Marcy Media and Overbrook Entertainment, to produce the project.

The Scottish DJ / producer was the first client signed to Three Six Zero Group after it was founded by Mark Gillespie and Dean Wilson, who is marked as a producer alongside Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Lassiter, and Miguel Melendez from Overbrook, and Jay Z, Jay Brown and Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith from Marcy Media.  Although this project is stacked with high-powered talent, it’s still in development and has a ways to go before production begins, and even further to go before it could even get picked up to air on the network. Fans of Calvin Harris, Jay Z, Will Smith, HBO and Trainspotting should keep their fingers crossed that this project comes to fruition.