CBS today took the wraps off plans for what promises to be an unusual program built around the music of Michael Jackson. “Michael Jackson’s Halloween,” a new one-hour animated special, will air Friday, Oct. 27, on CBS.
The special will feature the voices of Christine Baranski, Kiersey Clemons, Alan Cumming, George Eads, Brad Garrett, Lucy Liu, Jim Parsons and Lucas Till, with Michael Jackson’s music providing the soundtrack.
The project is created and produced by Optimum Productions, the Michael Jackson company now owned by his estate.
“The special follows millennials Vincent (Lucas Till) and Victoria (Kiersey Clemons), who meet ‘accidentally’ on Halloween night and find themselves, along with Ichabod the dog, at a mysterious hotel located at 777 Jackson Street called This Place Hotel,” CBS says in a promotional blurb. “Once inside, Vincent and Victoria are sent on an unexpected, magical adventure of personal discovery, culminating in a spectacular dance finale featuring an animated Michael Jackson.”
Animation production is by Hammerhead, with John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson, as executive producers on the project. Daniel Chuba is the producer, and Mark A.Z. Dippe is the director.
“Michael Jackson’s Halloween” (CBS)