Styles, who left the group back in 2016 to pursue a solo career just announced that he will be executive producing a sitcom based on his early days with One Direction, giving fans a closer look at Styles’ life in the early stages of fame.
According to People, The CBS sitcom, Happy Together, follows the life of a boy band artist, Cooper James (Felix Mallard) who faces a messy breakup with his current girlfriend. After the breakup, James, looking to go off the grid for a bit, runs off to his accountant’s house, Jake (Damon Wayans Jr.) who is enjoying living a normal life with his wife Claire (Amber Stevens). Liking the idea of living a normal and seclusive life, Cooper decides to stay with his accountant and his wife for an extended amount of time which, naturally leads to tons of sitcom-worthy antics.
Although Styles never actually lived with his accountant, the premise of the show is inspired and very similar to a situation in the 24-year-old’s life. According to People, at one point and time Styles lived with filmmaker and producer Ben Winston who was his mentor during One Direction’s early days. And like Styles, Winston has also signed to executive produce the show.
The premise of the show mirrors Styles early days as a boy bander, One Direction fans are already excited for the show’s premiere.
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With the show’s buzz picking up, CBS wants to preempt fans from any potential disappointment by letting them know that the show won’t be entirely based on truth. “Although the series is inspired by when Ben and Harry lived together, that’s where the reality ends. The show is not based on real-life experiences and characters,” the network said in a statement provided to People.
Will you be tuning into Happy Together when it premieres on CBS in the fall?