Known for his vocal bravado, Harry Styles managed to establish his name in both solo and group singing careers. Now, Styles is taking a massive leap in his career, but it won’t be exactly in the singing industry anymore. The 24-year-old singer will executive-produce a new show for CBS. The new sitcom, titled ‘Happy Together,’ will debut this fall. The show will follow a mid-aged couple, played by stars Damon Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West, as their home is shaken by a young pop star, played by Australian actor Felix Mallard.
The ordinary turns extraordinary for this suburban couple when an exuberant young pop star unexpectedly moves in with them! New comedy #HappyTogether joins the @CBS fall lineup Mondays 8:30/7:30c. pic.twitter.com/cJpWwaNLbi
— Happy Together (@happytogether) May 16, 2018
The plot is based on a formative period in Harry’s life. The happily married suburban couple in the sitcom resembles the couple that he stayed within the suburbs of London during his peak with One Direction, just after they took off in the X Factor. Styles had just moved out of his family home in Cheshire and needed a place to stay while work was being done on his new place. Harry Styles ended up staying with his friend Ben Winston and his wife Meredith Winston for 20 months.
Ben Winston, Style’s friend, mentor, filmmaker, and Emmy-winning executive producer of The Late Late Show With James Corden said that those 20 months were when they went from being on a reality show, X Factor, to be the biggest-selling artists in the world.
Ben Winston added, “That period, Styles was living with us in the most mundane suburban situation. No one ever found out. Even when we went out for a meal, it’s such a sweet family neighborhood; no one dreamed it was him. But he made our house a home. And when he moved out, we were speaking to PEOPLE at the CBS Upfront in New York City, the stars of the show opened up about Styles’ level of involvement”.
Felix Mallard, the actor who will play the pop star that represents Styles in ‘Happy Together,’ said “I got to chat with Harry when were first deciding to do the show and he’s excited.” Mallard added, “He’s keen. He knows that it’s a story based on his life, and he gets to produce a TV show which is fantastic for his career. So I think he does care.”