NBC Developing Two Musical Miniseries with Boardwalk Entertainment & Adam Levine
NBC shows no sign of slowing down on bringing music to television.
Boardwalk Entertainment Group and NBC have signed a deal to develop ROBIN HOOD & MARIAN, a 10-hour musical minseries, according to The Hollywood Reporter, as well as a second, alongside Adam Levine and 222 Productinos, currently titled THE 1970S.
'ROBIN HOOD,' which could be destined for the stage if NBC execs ultimately get their way, is expected to have upwards of 60 original songs, and "will reveal the history that launched one of the classic adventure heroes."
Per THR: "the company will set up a script-writing room alongside a song-writing room, with Evan "Kidd" Bogart and Emanuel "Eman" Kiriakou, who are responsible for hit songs from Beyonce, Rihanna and Demi Lovato, collaborating on the music."
THE 1970S will "explore the decade through the eyes of the music executives and artists who helped create some of the most influential music of the era," and "feature contemporary stars re-recording classic '70s hits."
Bob Greenblatt, President of NBC and the man responsible for bringing SMASH and THE SOUND OF MUSIC to the small screen, will remain involved in every aspect of both series.
"These projects are not typical musicals - we don't have dance numbers and kick lines," Boardwalk's co-founder Tim Bogart told the publication. "But it's also emerging at a time where Beyonce releases a video album- not just a music album - and where most people watch music on YouTube. The marriage of visuals and music has always been in a constant state of evolution, [and] we believe both Romeo & Juliet and Robin Hood & Marian have the opportunity to take this new form to the next level."
Boardwalk is also currently developing a musical edition of ROMEO & JULIET for Fox.
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