Showtime Orders Untitled Musical Drama From Alicia Keys, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Showtime orders untitled musical drama from Alicia Keys, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Showtime has made a series commitment to a yet-to-be-titled dramatic musical series to be produced by multiple Grammy-award winner Alicia Keys, and the award-winning team behind La La Land and The Greatest Showman, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

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The series, produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, moves back and forth through multiple generations to tell a dramatic story centered on a mystery discovered by a young woman after she moves back to her childhood home in 1959 Detroit.

“We have always been intrigued by the prospect of doing a Showtime musical series, but only if the songs could add to the depth and complexity of a great character drama,”said President of Entertainment at Showtime Networks Inc., Gary Levine.“Nobody does that better than Pasek and Paul and Marc Platt… so when they came to us along with a global superstar like Alicia, a talented writer like Kyle, and excellent producers like Adam and R.J., we were all in.”

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Oscar-nominated producer Marc Platt (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert) will produce the series, while Emmy winners R.J. Cutler (Nashville) and Adam Siegel (Grease: Live!) will executive produce.