John Legend is developing a new drama series called Down Lo for HBO.

The musician will produce the drama, which is set in Florida's South Beach, with Tony Krantz (24, Mulholland Drive).

Down Lo will focus on the inner workings of the famous Miami neighbourhood and its music, sports and fashion circles, reports Deadline.

The edgy ensemble drama will deal with fame and secrets, with stories told from multiple points of view.

Legend will contribute his music knowledge to the project.

The script will be written by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld who will also executive produce with Krantz, Legend, Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius.