Fox's musical reject 'Mixtape' gets picked up by Netflix as a series
This news comes after Netflix picked up Lucifer, another show that Fox passed on and it was one of its more successful shows.
Great news for 'Mixtape' fans. The Fox musical will be coming to Netflix as a series. The streaming service has handed a 10-episode series order after Fox rejected it in May reported Deadline. This news comes after Netflix picked up Lucifer, another show that Fox passed on and it was one of its more successful shows. In this scenario it appears to be true, one man's trash is another man's treasure. Fox, along with 'Mixtape' also let go of 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' (which has since been taken up by NBC) as well as 'The Expanse,' 'Designated Survivor,' and 'Last Man on Earth'. Netflix is still in talks with 'Designated Survivor' as well.
Almost all of the original cast will be there from the 2018 movie - Callie Hernandez, Jenna Dewan, Campbell Scott and Madeleine Stowe, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Megan Ferguson and Evan Whitten. It comes from Annapurna Pictures in association with 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios. The showrunner is Joshua Safran, who was also behind the first two, relatively successful seasons of the ABC show 'Quantico'.
Raul Castillo, who played the male lead in the film called Sam, is being recast for the televised version. He is also the executive producer for the show, along with Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle and Ali Krug. Safran is a remake master of sorts. He shared writing credits with director Shana Feste for the screenplay of the 2014 remake of the 1981 film 'Endless Love'. He is also said to be working in a remake of the 1980 teen musical called 'Fame', after the 2009 version tanked.
The Mixtape series is described as "a romantic musical drama that looks at the love stories connecting a diverse, disparate group of people in contemporary Los Angeles through the music that lives inside their hearts and minds."
Originally directed by Alan Parker and written by Christopher Gore it is set in New York City, it chronicles the lives and hardships of students attending the High School of Performing Arts, from their auditions to their freshman, sophomore, junior and senior years. He is said to be working alongside Nigel Lythgoe from 'So You Think You Can Dance' and 'American Idol', Chad Gutstein and Charles Segars. He was also an executive producer and writer on the CW television series Gossip Girl and was the executive producer and showrunner for the second season of the NBC television series Smash.