Saturday, January 22, 2011

Steven Spielberg Produces New Musical TV Series

 The fact that Glee is an international hit has not been ignored by TV executives who are looking for a way to cash in on the sudden musical mania that has been going on everywhere.

 This is partly the reason why NBC recently announced that they are ordering a musical drama pilot called Smash which is based on an idea from none other than Steven Spielberg. The script, written by playwright Theresa Rebeck, tells the story of a group of characters who come together for the “exhilarating ride of putting on a Broadway musical,” NBC says.

 The series will feature original songs written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who penned the original Hairspray musical, while talks are in progress to convince Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) to direct.

 I must say that this project would seem completely unnecessary if it wasn´t for the fact that the people involved in it are really amazingly talented. I say if they cast an excellent group of actors, show us an original good story and stay away from the shadow of Glee, then this series might get the chance to have a life of its own.

 What do you think?

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