Multiple Grammy winner Alicia Keys is joining forces with Oscar, Tony and Grammy winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul to executive produce a new musical drama series for Showtime.
Showtime announced today that it has made a series commitment to the untitled project. The announcement was made by Gary Levine, president of entertainment for Showtime Networks Inc.
Pasek and Paul will contribute music to the series. Kyle Jarrow (“The SpongeBob Musical”) will write and executive produce. Tony winner and Oscar-nominated producer Marc Platt (“Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” “The Band’s Visit,” “La La Land”), Emmy winner R.J. Cutler (“Nashville,” “American High”), and Emmy winner Adam Siegel (“Grease: Live!”) will executive produce.
“We have always been intrigued by the prospect of doing a Showtime musical series, but only if the songs could add to the depth and complexity of a great character drama,” said Levine. “Nobody does that better than Pasek and Paul and Marc Platt … so when they came to us along with a global superstar like Alicia, a talented writer like Kyle, and excellent producers like Adam and R.J., we were all in.”