Harry Shum Jr. has found his first post-Shadowhunters TV gig, and it is... well, it's something. TV Guide has learned that Shum Jr. has been cast in the ABC pilot Heart of Life, which is based on the John Mayer song of the same name.
Yes, you read that correctly. Harry Shum Jr. is going to be in a drama series show based on a song written by "Your Body Is a Wonderland" crooner John Mayer. That means someone actually wrote a show based on a song written by John Mayer. The only way this could be more insane is if the song was actually "Your Body Is a Wonderland." Instead, "Heart of Life" is a deep cut from Mayer's 2006 album Continuum, which also features the acoustic pop ballads, "Waiting on the World to Change," "Gravity," and "Dreaming with a Broken Heart." Mayer will executive-produce the series alongside Melvin Mar, Jake Kasdan, and Paul Weitz.
Shum Jr. will be joined by How to Get Away with Murder alum Katie Findlay. They will play brother and sister in the series, which follows two estranged sets of adult siblings who discover they are related and have their worlds turned upside down as they get to know each other. Shum Jr. plays Brendan, "a self-centered world traveler who is good at getting by on his father's money and is often the voice of reason," according to The Hollywood Reporter, while Findlay plays Sydney, his ambitious but awkward sister.
Shum Jr. is currently starring in the final season of Shadowhunters on Freeform, where he's one half of the very popular "Malec" couple with Matthew Daddario's Alec Lightwood. He also will be in Crazy Rich Asians 2, which begins production in the next few weeks.
ABC will decide whether Heart of Life makes into their fall rotation during its annual upfront presentation in May.