Jay-Z, Will Smith, Calvin Harris Plan EDM Show For HBO

01/23/2014
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(Radio.com) The EDM revolution in America is about to get a serious prime-time boost. HBO, the channel responsible for such topical hits as The Newsroom and Girls, is about to delve into the world of big beats and superstar DJs with the announcement of an upcoming half-hour comedy show called Higher that's "set in the world of electronic music" and comes with a veritable cavalcade of big-name stars attached to it.

Deadline reports that hip-hop moguls Jay Z and Will Smith will be part of the show's circle of executive producers, which also includes Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, and EDM superstar Calvin Harris, who helped develop Higher.

The show also boasts serious star power with its writer, author Irvine Welsh, best known for penning such edgy fare as Trainspotting (adapted into the 1996 film of the same name) and his most recent novel, Skagboys, which was positioned as a prequel to Trainspotting. more on this story

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