After ending its run on TV, the hit W series “Nashville” is about to go live on-stage.
Deadline reports that Lionsgate is teaming with producer Scott Delman to bring the country music-themed show to the lights of Broadway.
In a statement, Delman said, “‘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. From that rich DNA, we will be building an original story with entirely original music, written by major Nashville and Broadway songwriters.”
He added that the show will “deliver Broadway’s first score of true contemporary country music – a genre that has exploded with mainstream audiences in recent years.”
“Nashville” originally debuted on ABC in 2012 before moving to CMT and Hulu in 2016. The series aired on W Network in Canada, ending in 2018 after six seasons.