Singer, actress, and gay icon Cher is returning to TV with a drama series set in the 1960’s. According to Deadline.com on Saturday, the ageless actress and singer has inked a deal with LGBT focused cable channel Logo.
The network made the announcement at the top of its TCA presentation at the winter TV previews that it has ordered a pilot script for the scripted project from Cher who will be working alongside TV writer-producer Ron Zimmerman who she is currently dating.
Logo isn’t providing many details on the drama but it will be set in 1960’s Hollywood and described as an “adult show for everyone”. Logo’s senior vice president of original programming and development told reporters that “it doesn’t get any more iconic than Cher”. The network seems optimistic and excited about the project from both Cher and Zimmerman who last served as consulting producer on the Disney Channel series Shake It Up, and notably worked as a co-executive producer on The Michael Richards Show.
As for Cher, she will be returning to TV more than 30 years after co-hosting The Sonny and Cher Show and the last time she was seen on screen was in the 2010 musical movie Burlesque, in which she co-starred alongside pop diva Christina Aguilera.