DJ Calvin Harris on board to create EDM sitcom
Ellee McClymont | On 11, Feb 2014
Calvin Harris, the man you either love or are deeply sick of, is heading the development of an EDM-centric comedy series, Higher, to air on HBO.
Naturally, Jay-Z and Will Smith, among others, are behind the scenes as producers, because rearing children/rapping/being a fresh prince/acting/producing Annie just isnâ€™t enough for these two.
Penning the show is Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, a man whose writing heavily references the electronic dance scene.
EDM, or electronic dance music, has taken popâ€™s place as the mainstream music of a generation, and is more generally known as music you listen to â€˜in da clubâ€™.
No one is really sure what the show is about, least of all Calvin Iâ€™m sure, but given the big names being chucked around already, the show is guaranteed enough hype to run for two seasons.
Whether itâ€™s an Entourage-esque look at the lives of big name EDM DJs like Harris just spinning decks (read: pressing play) and cashing cheques, or perhaps a comedic look at young DJs trying to break into the business, thereâ€™s bound to be mixed reviews.
Now that we know Higher is in the works, the next question on everyone’s lips is who is on board for the cast?
Iâ€™m personally hoping for a return of Miley Cyrus to the silver screen as a #turnt female DJ who battles it out against Paris Hilton on a party boat. The stuff of dreams!
Regardless of the actual plot, Higher will surely feature enough fist pumping, pretentious headphone stroking and illicit party substances to make you wish youâ€™d just watched Downton Abbey with your mum instead.
Higher is still in its developmental stages, so stay tuned for updates!