Many of you may have though that, while we all had a lot of fun with it, 2007 was done and dusted and put away to gather dust on the shelf. Many of you would be dead ass wrong.
Somewhere in the recess of your internet-ruined brains lies a tape machine playing the chorus of the Plain White T’s virtually inescapable hit Hey There Delilah on repeat. It’s there. Everyone has it. There’s no need to be ashamed about it.
The nostalgia-thumping dork who operates those hallways of your noggin will be beyond stoked to know, then, that Hey There Delilah is being brought out of retirement and is being adapted into a fully fledged TV series for reasons we cannot possibly fathom.
That is, a song – all 3-minutes, 52-seconds of it – is being turned into a full-sized TV series.
The story goes that the band is teaming up with production houses Lively McCabe Entertainment and Primary Wave to shop around a dramedy series, adapted from the song’s lyrics, that focuses on a long-distance relationship.
The potential show, described as a “contemporary fairytale,” takes the characters established in the song and would expand greatly on their story. The song, as you’re all probably aware, centres on a struggling musician penning a song to his partner, a university student, who lives in New York City. Classic stuff.
The band’s front man Tom Higgenson reportedly developed the idea for the adaptation and is assisting producing partners in pitching it to networks across Hollywood as we speak. In a statement, Higgenson remarked that he was excited to open the song up to an all-new audience who might not have been in their formative years when it was originally released over a decade ago (christ).
It’s been more than a decade since ‘Hey There Delilah’ was released, and people always ask me about it. A whole lot of people really connected with that song, and I’m very proud of that. I’m so excited to have an opportunity to give a new generation the chance to form their own connection with the song, and fall in love with its story through this new project.
Quite obviously there’s no word on any potential network home or a cast for the series as of yet. But if the success of the song is anything to go by (it went platinum here in Australia) then you’d imagine it’ll attract a fair amount of interest.
Until then, let’s all fall down this goddamned hole together.
Who else has a sudden urge to fire their old LiveJournal back up?Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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