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USA Network buys John Legend’s ‘The Edge’

Recording artist John Legend arrives at the Clive Davis Pre-GRAMMY Gala on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

By// Mariah Craddick

Looks like soulful crooner John Legend’s television career is on the rise. After signing a deal with Universal Cable Productions to develop TV series for cable and broadcast networks, his Get Lifted Film Company has sold a new crime drama, The Edge, to USA network, according to The Hollywood Reporter

This is the second project Legend has sold; the first, a comedy, was sold to Fox in October.

The show is said to be about “an idealistic Harvard Business School graduate named Jeff Cross who joins a progressive financial firm called Edgeton Global (aka The Edge), where he discovers the company’s dark secrets while becoming entangled in a high-stakes FBI investigation.”

“We are very excited about our first sale through our UCP deal and look forward to many more,” Legend and his Get Lifted partners, Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius, said in a statement.  

Casting has yet to be announced.