Nyle DiMarco has announced his latest project! The actor and producer is set to executive produce and star in Deaf Punk, a historical drama series based on San Francisco’s The Deaf Club. The Deaf Club originally started as a clubhouse for the Deaf community in the 1930s that later became a haven for punk music enthusiasts in the late 1970s and early ’80s.
Bands including The Dead Kennedys, The Offs, The Mutants, and The Thelonious Band among many others got their start playing the venue, which rented space to the punk community as well as continuing to be a community space for Deaf San Francisco residents. A live compilation album recorded at The Deaf Club, Can You Hear Me? Music From the Deaf Club, includes selections from some of the most iconic punk bands of the late 1970s.
In a statement, DiMarco said, “Two disenfranchised communities who joined forces to make noise and propel change is a powerful story and one that is as timely as ever. I love the sheer irony of a Deaf club helping change music history and can’t wait to bring this story to life.”
There is no word yet on a network or airdate for the project.