John Legend is teaming with Netflix for a new unscripted hip-hop competition series titled “Rhythm & Flow,” Variety reports.

No further details about the show’s format have surfaced, as the show is still in its early stages. But it has been revealed that Legend will play in the competition series as well as produce.

“Rhythm & Flow” will be the streaming service’s first foray into the talent discovery realm, in the vein of “American Idol,” and “The Voice.”

Former NBC exec Jeff Gaspin and his Primary Wave Entertainment company will produce alongside Legend, according to Variety.

As previously reported, Legend is also developing a new WGN series titled “Black Wall Street,” with actress Tika Sumpter, to tell the story of the 1921 Tulsa race riot. The series has yet to receive an official premiere date.

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2 thoughts on “John Legend, Netflix Team For Hip Hop Competition Series ‘Rhythm & Flow’

  1. DennyWhite on said:

    I don’t get it. Isn’t WGN the same station that dropped ‘Underground, without a care for miriad of black viewers? No thanks, John Legend, you can go back to your oppressor if you’d like but me and my miriad of black friends whi supported you once, won’t be following. Good luck!

    • Maybe the “myriad” of black viewers wasn’t such a myriad after all. If the show was making money, it wouldn’t have been canceled. Nobody cares about the race of the audience, only the number. When are people going to realize that? It’s about making money. Not trying to appease a particular race of people.

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