Boss Moves: Will Smith & Jay Z Partner up for New HBO Comedy Series

Photo Credit:  Walmart Corporate/Joella Marano/Urban Belle
Photo Credit: Walmart Corporate/Joella Marano/Urban Belle

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Will Smith and Jay Z have already partnered up to do the remake of the hit play “Annie,” but now the famous friends are eying cable television.

According to Deadline, Will and Jay Z are developing an electronic music comedy for HBO. The site reports:


Top UK DJ Calvin Harris has teamed with Will Smith and Jay-Z for Higher, a half-hour comedy series project that has been set up at HBO for development. Written by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh and developed with Harris’ help, the fictional comedy is set in the world of electronic music. It comes from Overbrook Entertainment, Three Six Zero Group and Marcy Media, with Overbrook’s James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith and Miguel Melendez serving as executive producers alongside Three Six Zero Group’s Mark Gillespie and Dean Wilson, along with Harris and Marcy Media’s Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Jay Brown, and Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith.


  1. Congrats to them both. I’m glad to see successful black people working together and helping each other make money. We need to see more of this…

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