USA Network Buys John Legend Crime Drama, The Edge
John Legend's crime drama, The Edge, has been sold to the USA network, Vibe.com reports. Legend inked an exclusive deal with Universal Cable Productions last summer, through his production company Get Lifted Film Co., and the forthcoming project marks his second show to be picked up.
USA is the sister network to UCP.
The Edge centers around "an idealistic Harvard Business School graduate named Jeff Cross who joins a progressive financial firm called Edgeton Global, where he discovers the company's dark secrets while becoming entangled in a high-stakes FBI investigation."
Writing partners, Justin Herber and Adam Hoff will handle the script, and executive produce the series alongside Legend and his partners, Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius. "We are very excited about our first sale though our UCP deal and look forward to many more," Legend, Jackson and Stiklorious said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter.
In October, Fox acquired one of Legends others shows, which is currently untitled and based around a male character in his 20s who becomes guardian to his siblings. Penned by Tommy Dewey and Greg Bratman, the series is loosely inspired by Legend's real life.
Premiere dates and casting information for both projects have not yet been revealed.
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