Deaf model Nyle DiMarco to star in new comedy series based on his life
Deaf model and actor Nyle DiMarco is set to star in an upcoming comedy show centered on his personal experiences.
The project will also focus on the experiences of the Deaf communities in the United States, as per Deadline yesterday, July 14.
Actor Daniel Dae Kim’s production company 3AD will be developing the show with Melrose Placed. DiMarco will executive-produce the project as well, alongside Melrose Placed’s Sami Housman and 3AD’s Kim, John Cheng and Tara Bohn.
The upcoming comedy has been sold to American telecommunications company Spectrum, which also develops original series.
Following the report, DiMarco spoke of the project on his own Instagram page yesterday, stressing that he was “very excited.”
“Can’t wait to star in it and share my Deaf world with you all,” he said.
DiMarco rose to fame after winning “America’s Next Top Model” in 2015. He also starred in an independent film produced by American Sign Language Films called “In the Can” prior to joining the competition.
The Deaf celebrity is known too for his roles in other series such as “Switched at Birth,” “Difficult People” and “Station 19.” Meanwhile, Kim portrayed Detective Chin Ho Kelly in the long-running crime series “Hawaii Five-0.” Ryan Arcadio /ra
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