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.
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.”
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.