NBC has revealed plans for a live production from Emmy and Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin, the mastermind behind the network’s acclaimed “The West Wing.” The network announced that it will air a live production of Sorkin’s stage play “A Few Good Men.”
The production is slated for broadcast in early 2017.
“Setting a high mark in his professional debut, Sorkin wrote ‘A Few Good Men,’ which premiered on Broadway in 1989 at the Music Box Theatre to critical acclaim,” NBC said in its announcement. “Three years later he adapted the play as a feature film that went on to receive an Oscar nomination for best picture.”
Said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment: “Aaron is one of the most acclaimed theater, television and film authors of our time, and I am pleased that the live event business that we pioneered with musicals is now expanding into other genres and attracting artists of his caliber. I look forward to his collaboration with our ‘A-team’ producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, to bring another exciting piece of live drama to a broad audience.”
Added Sorkin: “I’ve been incredibly impressed watching NBC resurrect live musical theater for television and I’m eager to team up with Craig and Neil to help bring live drama back as well.”