Alicia Keys Plotting Musical Drama Series with Showtime

Alicia Keys. Photo by Kristina Bumphrey/Starpix/REX/Shutterstock (9628604b)

If you thought it’s impossible to be excited about any of Showtime’s projects, you’re about to change your mind. This network is currently developing a promising musical drama, in collaboration with Alicia Keys and songwriting duo Pasek and Paul, known for their work on La La Land and The Greatest Showman.

According to the official logline, this untitled project will tackle an emotionally complex family story that interweaves modern-day and 1959 Detroit, centering on a mystery uncovered by a young musician who moves back to her childhood home.

Gary Levine, president of entertainment at Showtime Networks, said they immediately saw potential in this project after Benj Pasek and Justin Paul managed to round out the impressive list of collaborators, which includes multiple Grammy winner Alicia Keys and Oscar-nominated producer, Marc Platt.

“We have always been intrigued by the prospect of doing a Showtime musical series, but only if the songs could add to the depth and complexity of a great character drama. Nobody does that better than Pasek and Paul and Marc Plat,” said Levine in a statement.