Ricky Martin to develop TV series

Updated: Jul 31, 2012, 13:20 PM IST

New York: Fans of singer Ricky Martin, currently appearing on Broadway in a revival of the musical `Evita`, may soon be able to see him from the comfort of their living rooms, as the Puerto Rican star has signed on with NBC`s Universal Television.

"Universal Television has signed a talent holding deal with multi-platinum recording artist Ricky Martin to develop and star in his first network television series and specials," the company said in a press release.

"Ricky is an iconic superstar who is as talented as he is popular," Universal Executive Vice President Bela Bajaria said.

"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," the NBC Universal VP said.

The 40-year-old Martin was a guest star on the Fox TV hit comedy "Glee" earlier this year.

The singer has sold 60 million albums worldwide.