John Ridley To Write, Direct & Ep Musical Drama Series For Showtime, Joining Alicia Keys & ‘La La Land’ Team

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John Ridley To Write, Direct & Ep Musical Drama Series For Showtime, Joining Alicia Keys & ‘La La Land’ Team
Exclusive: Oscar winner John Ridley has signed on to write, direct and executive produce an untitled musical drama for Showtime, which has received a straight-to-series order. On the project, originally announced in July with a series commitment, he joins executive producers Alicia Keys and Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land). Pasek and Paul also will contribute music to the series, produced by Fox 21 Television Studios. Marc Platt (La La Land), R.J. Cutler and Adam Siegel also executive produce.

The as-yet untitled series, which centers on an emotionally complex family story that spans generations and threatens the fabric of the community in present-day Milwaukee, will be written and directed by Milwaukee native Ridley.

The American Crime creator, who began conversations with Showtime and Fox 21 about the show in the fall, succeeds original writer Kyle Jarrow. Ridley reshaped the series, which was originally set in modern-day and 1959 Detroit.
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