Is the Sherwood Forest alive with the sound of music? The answer is yes, according to NBC. The network is working with Boardwalk Entertainment Group to develop a musicalized Robin Hood & Marian with as many as 60 new songs and an eye for a stage version, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Songwriters Evan "Kidd" Bogart and Emanuel "Eman" Kiriakou, who are responsible for a string of pop hits for the likes of Beyonce and Rihanna, are on board to create the original songs for the 10-hour series event. But don’t expect this to be your mother’s TV musical.
"These projects are not typical musicals—we don't have dance numbers and kick lines," Boardwalk Entertainment Group co-founder Tim Bogart said about Robin Hood and another musical in the works, The 1970s, which focuses on the music business during that decade.
A touring stage show of Robin Hood is part of the plan. Of course, NBC is the network that gave us The Sound of Music Live! and the upcoming Peter Pan Live! Meanwhile, Fox is trying to get into the game with Grease.