Ricky Martin Signs Deal to Develop and Star in His Own TV Series


Ricky Martin is headed to television, according to the Hollywood Reporter:

The multi-platinum singer, who recently appeared on an episode of Glee and is currently starring in Broadway's Evita revival, has signed a talent holding deal with NBCUniversal that will see him developing his own starring network TV vehicle.

Universal TV EVP Bela Bajaria announced the news on Monday. “Ricky is an iconic superstar who is as talented as he is popular,” she said. “Whether he’s performing before sold-out concert crowds, or starring on Broadway, where he is currently playing to SRO in Evita, Ricky connects with his audience in a very palpable way — and we are thrilled that he will be adding TV star to his incredible resume.”