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Robert Downey Jr. to direct TV drama

Robert Downey Jr. to direct TV drama

Robert Downey Jr. is set to direct a new television drama.

The 51-year-old actor is turning his talents to television and stepping behind the camera as he gears up to both produce and direct a new series called 'Singularity'.

Plot details are currently unknown to the public, but Anthony Michael Hall - who co-starred with Downey in 1988's 'Johnny Be Good' - is lined up to star in the production, and the 'Iron Man' star will be directing the pilot episode.

The 'Avengers' star and his wife Susan - who is a veteran in the producing field - announced the show as part of their new deal with Sonar Entertainment, under their Team Downey Productions banner.

According to TheWrap.com, the agreement "will cover scripted and unscripted content for TV and digital platforms".

Sonar CEO Thomas Lesinski told the publication: "We are excited about Team Downey's vision for developing and producing a broad scope of original premium content.

"Sonar is thrilled to partner with Robert, Susan and the entire team -- it is another example of our commitment to forge creative collaborations with the most dynamic talent in the industry."

The Hollywood legend might not have the time to spend on a television series for very long, however, as Warner Bros. Pictures announced last month it was working on the script for 'Sherlock Holmes 3', which sees Downey star as the fictional detective alongside his right-hand man John Watson (Jude Law).

Downey said of the movie: "We're talking about it right now. Now! I can't wait. We can do some preliminary stuff. If we could shoot it on Skype we could have done it in a week. I know Guy Ritchie loves me as much as I love him - and he damn well should. When we're making those 'Sherlock' movies it is off the hook. We'll attempt to make one this year. It really is a big deal to go and do those movies. I'm tired all the time, but I'm excited about it."