John Legend and Netflix reportedly developing new music talent show

According to Variety, John Legend and his production company Get Lifted Film Co. along with former NBC executive Jeff Gaspin and his own Primary Wave Entertainment are reportedly developing a new musical talent show with streaming giants Netflix. As Variety reported, the show will be called “Rhythm & Flow” and will focus on hip hop, soul and R&B music. Whether or not John Legend would be involved with the project in an on-air capacity remains to be seen.

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While Netflix has found success with other unscripted shows like the documentary series “Making a Murderer” and talk/variety show “Chelsea” (featuring Chelsea Handler), the streaming platform has yet to get in on the talent show bandwagon although it has made a foray into the reality realm with the athletic series “Ultimate Beastmaster.” 

The talent show/music competition genre has seen a resurgence as of late, with ABC resurrecting “American Idol” and the other networks following suit with similar shows. If “Rhythm & Flow” goes forward it will be Netflix’s first music competition show.