NBC, the television network known for developing musical-themed series, gears up with the production of the historical “Robin and Marian” and “1970s,” a show about the disco era. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
Television is evolving and changing every single year as television producers and showrunners think of different ideas and concepts to incorporate in each new show or series being developed. As of the past few years, viewers have seen television shows being adapted from movies and books, all the way to reality television shows and competitions.
Another type of show that has been experimented on are the musicals. The television network started it off back in 2012 with “SMASH“and they did it again when they produced “The Sound of Music LIVE!” last December 2013.
According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), Boardwalk Entertainment and NBC have signed a deal to collaborate in creating “Robin Hood and Marian”, and “1970s”, which will both be musical shows. The projects are hoped to be aired as a ten hour event series. These are not Boardwalk Entertainment’s first foray in the musical television series world, as they are also currently developing William Shakespeare’s popular romance play “Romeo and Juliet” for Fox.
“Robin Hood and Marian” will start off in England during the year 1190. It will feature fourteenth-century ballads as they tell the background story of one of England’s most famous outlaws. The show is hoping to have 60 original songs within the series. The network is also planning for a touring stage version of the series, which will produced by Universal Cable Productions.
“1970s”, is historical as well, as it delves and explores the disco decade. It will put the spotlight on the perspectives of some of the influential label executives and music artists in defining the musical scene of that decade. Naturally, it will feature re-recordings of iconic ’70s hits. This musical television series is being done in collaboration with Sony TV.
Aside from Boardwalk Entertainment, singer Adam Levine, who already works with NBC, as a judge on their reality singing television show, “The Voice.” Levine is signed on as a producer, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, he is also involved in major decisions regarding the show, from casting to picking the ’70s hits that will be re-recorded for the show.
The production set up for these two shows will be unique, and similar to “Romeo and Juliet”, as Boardwalk Entertainment will also be setting up a song writing room, aside from a script writing room, in order to be able to constantly develop new songs for the shows.
And that’s the latest news regarding NBC’s musical television shows- “Robin Hood and Marian” and “1970s”. For more news and updates on NBC’s “Robin Hood”, “1970s” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).