Seven months after your fave toe-tapping series Nashville came to a sad end, it’s now being turned into the Broadway musical it was always destined to become.
The popular series, which starred Hayden Panettiere, Connie Britton, Clare Bowen, Eric Close, Charles Esten and more, will be spun into a musical by Lionsgate and Broadway producer Scott Delman.
“Nashville, with its complex, relatable characters and sweeping emotional gestures, has all of the narrative elements that I look for in great theatrical source material,” Delman, a 10-time Tony Award winner, said in a statement via Deadline.
“From that rich DNA, we will be building an original story with entirely original music, written by major Nashville and Broadway songwriters,” he added.
Panettiere (left) and Britton (right) in promo imagery for the series
Delman said he’s “honoured to be a part of this new phase of their live entertainment division” and plans to produce a show that will “deliver Broadway’s first score of true contemporary country music — a genre that has exploded with mainstream audiences in recent years.”
Lionsgate Senior Vice President of Global Live & Location Based Entertainment, Jenefer Brown, said in a statement that the show will “[kick] off an exciting slate of iconic Lionsgate properties that we will be bringing to a variety of platforms, transforming them into events that will expand the viewing experience for their fans and take our already successful live entertainment business to the next level.”
Nashville ran from 2012 to 2016 and scored a buttload of awards and nominations at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards, the Golden Globes, the Emmys and the People’s Choice Awards.
Feel like bingeing the entire series? Well you’re in luck ‘coz Nashville drops in its entirety on Stan on March 29.