It's Ricky Martin that's packing in the crowds for the current Broadway revival of Evita (even if he's not getting any sort of Tony recognition for shaking his bon bon). But it seems he might want to bring home a different sort of paycheck soon.
According to Deadline, Martin has signed a deal to develop his first network series deal and TV specials.
“Ricky is an iconic superstar who is as talented as he is popular,” said Universal TV EVP Bela Bajaria. “Whether he’s performing before sold-out concert crowds, or starring on Broadway, where he is currently playing to SRO in Evita, Ricky connects with his audience in a very palpable way — and we are thrilled that he will be adding TV star to his incredible resume.”
As Jeremy Kinser writes at The Advocate: "Perhaps Martin will turn to his friend, super-producer Ryan Murphy for assistance. Besides his torrid turn as Che in Evita, earlier this year Martin shook up Glee fans and cast members alike during a guest appearance as a Spanish instructor. Murphy developed the character for Martin, and said at the time, "If he'd relocate to L.A., I'd write a TV show for him in a heartbeat."