Nashville is officially being turned into a Broadway musical (but there's a twist)
Eight-or-so months after the series came to an end, Nashville is being turned into a Broadway musical.
Yes, that's right: Rayna, Deacon and Co are headed to the Big Apple.
Deadline report that Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Scott Delamn has acquired live theatrical rights to the country-themed TV series.
He will team up with Lionsgate for the stage adaptation which will - in possible bad news for fans of the series - feature an all-new score.
He said in a statement:
“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.
"We are particularly excited to deliver Broadway’s first score of true contemporary country music – a genre that has exploded with mainstream audiences in recent years.”
Delman, a producer or co-producer of Book of Mormon and Mean Girls (among many others), will serve as lead producer on the project.
Nashville debuted in 2012, and starred Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Eric Close and Charles Esten.
It followed the ups and downs - both professional and personal - of both the stars and the up-and-coming singer-songwriters who were hoping to get their big break in music city.
The series ran for is seasons, before coming to an end in July 2018.