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The Roots Developing Two Children’s Series With Amazon

13 April 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Grammy-winning hip hop band The Roots are developing both an animated and a live action children’s series at Amazon through their Passyunk Productions banner, Variety has learned.

Both projects will be executive produced by The Roots’ Tarik Trotter and AhmirQuestlove” Thompson, their manager Shawn Gee for Philly Films, and Brian Sher for Category 5 Entertainment.

The animated series, currently titled “South Street Sounds,” follows three friends growing up in the most musical of neighborhoods, where the birds tweet to a beat, every shop-keeper, pizza-maker and crossing guard dance perfectly in time, and having a bad day means literally singing the blues. The neighborhood inspires the kids the form a band called South Street Together. The series will be written by Becky Friedman and feature music by The Roots. Details on the live action series will be unveiled at a later date.

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