ANDRÈ LEON TALLEY has reportedly signed a deal with production company Electus and is set to host his own television show.
While the finer details have yet to be confirmed, it’s believed that the format will follow that of a late-night chat show. Talley will also act as executive producer on the project, which he describes as “a forum where unique stories will be told and inspirations shared”, reports WWD.
Electus is co-owned by NBC Entertainment chairman Ben Silverman, who has acted as executive producer on shows such as Ugly Betty and The Office.
“We think a television platform is an idea showcase for André’s personality to shine and bring together his amazing network of personal contacts, ranging from designers to musicians to politicians,” said Marc Beckman of DMA United – the company that brokered the deal between the editor and Electus.
This wouldn’t be Talley’s television debut; the Vogue editor has previously acted as a judge on America’s Next Top Model and worked as a regular fashion correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and ABC. He also filmed a guest appearance in the first Sex and the City movie and featured in US Vogue documentary The September Issue. It’s believed that Talley will continue to contribute to Vogue and work on projects at Condé Nast.