NBC Developing Next Live Musical: Who's in the Running?
Prepare yourselves – NBC is developing another live musical.
Following the success of Peter Pan Live! starring Allison Williams, which earned the network nearly 10 million viewers and an untold number of sarcastic Tweets, another live musical is underway at NBC.
The network has acquired the licensing rights to The Wiz and Music Man, NBC Entertainment Chief Robert Greenblatt told reporters at a Television Critics Association panel in Pasadena, California, on Friday, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Casting options are currently being considered for Music Man, says EW, though a rep for NBC tells PEOPLE: “There has been no decision on anything as of yet.”
The network also announced plans to develop a miniseries executive-produced by Stevie Wonder.
Titled Freedom Run, the series, based on Betty DeRamus’s book Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad, follows the story of the underground railroad via a collection of romantic tales.