Jennifer Lopez is producing a Cinderella series
May 12, 2022 - Thursday 8:05 PM by ICE MARTINEZPhoto from Jennifer Lawrence IG
Jennifer Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions together with Skydance Television and Concord Originals are teaming up to create Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Netflix’s “The Baby-Sitters Club” creator Rachel Shukert will be adapting the musical and also serve as showrunner.
“The story of Cinderella is as timeless now as ever,” said Skydance Television president Bill Bost. “This aspirational story of romance, unconventional families, and the surprising power of wishes has inspired audiences around the world for centuries, and we are thrilled to be working with Jennifer, Rachel, Concord, and The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization to bring our fresh take to the screen.”
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella was the only musical created for television.
The program’s debuted in 1957. It starred Julie Andrews. Over 100 million viewers were made which was the biggest audience for a TV broadcast at the time.
The revivals 1965 (starring Lesley Ann Warren as Cinderella) and 1997 (with Brandy Norwood as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as the Fairy Godmother) also made successful debuts.
“Rodgers & Hammerstein elevated the already magical story of Cinderella with their iconic music that has attracted legends of screen and stage throughout its many beloved, award-winning iterations over the years,” said Sophia Dilley, senior vp development and production at Concord Originals.
Shukert and Lopez will be the executive producers together with Nuyorican’s Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina; Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Bost; Dilley; and Concord CEO Scott Pascucci.
“Our partnership with Skydance and Nuyorican on this project is the first step of many towards our collective goal of championing timeless classics for a new generation, and Rachel is the perfect voice to expand upon this story in a contemporary way.”
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