Jenna Dewan’s musical pilot Mixtape may have been a no-go at Fox, but Netflix clearly sees potential in the series as they’ve not only acquired the rights but they’ve given it a 10-episode order.
Mixtape is described as a “romantic musical drama that looks at a disparate group of interconnected people in contemporary Los Angeles through the lens of the music that defines who they are. Mixtape captures the different stages of love, exploring if time can heal a broken heart and if love can withstand life’s tragedies.” Dubbed as a musical drama, Mixtape is certainly in good hands as Gossip Girl and Smash executive producer Joshua Safran will be at the helm.
The series stars Callie Hernandez (Graves) as Nellie, a young woman whose “job in admissions at an arts college and relationship with an up-and-coming musician have derailed her own dreams of becoming an artist.” She will be starring alongside Jenna Dewan as Joanna, “a young professional with everything always under control. She’s the most rational person she knows. And yet she’s a little guarded as if always prepared for the worst.” Madeleine Stowe, Campbell Scott will also star. Raul Castillo was originally playing the male lead in the pilot, but since he has signed on for One Day at a Time his role will be recast.
Netflix seems to be keeping a close eye on Fox’s ousted pile as the streaming site most recently brought Lucifer back to life for a fourth season after Fox abruptly canceled it amongst an uproar from fans. Are you excited about Mixtape finding a new home? We think that it will be the perfect fit for Netflix!
Source: TV Line
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