Television network Fox is looking to Mary J. Blige and choreographer Laurieann Gibson for its next music drama.
The network, home to Lee Daniels and Danny Strong's Empire, has put in development drama 8 Count, inspired by Gibson's life.
8 Count is described as a music-fueled drama that follows a young choreographer who, in order to redeem her damaged reputation in the cutthroat music/dance world, must invest in an up-and-coming singer, who also has one last shot at stardom.
Gibson, a multiple Grammy winner, will be an executive produce alongside Blige, who will also serve as a music adviser on the drama.
Gibson has choreographed music videos and live performances for the likes of Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.
Her TV work includes Diddy's Making the Band, So You Think You Can Dance, Dance Moms and Starmaker.