Mick Fleetwood Teams With Fox for Musical Drama ‘13 Songs’ – Billboard

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Mick Fleetwood is teaming with Fox for a musical drama called 13 Songs.

The Fleetwood Mac co-founder and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will serve as an executive producer and contribute creative ideas and music for the drama, which has received a script order at the broadcast network.

From writers Will Reiser (50/50) and Jonathan Prince (Four Weddings and a Funeral), 13 Songs revolves around rock legend Jasper Jones, who with his band, The Grift, once made music that spoke to a generation of Americans. Decades later, after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Jasper is given only a few months to live. As a final love letter to his fans, Jasper reconnects with his band to write and record 13 final songs and leave his mark on the world forever.

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The drama hails from Lionsgate, Polygram Entertainment, Thruline Entertainment and Megamix. Fleetwood exec produces alongside Thruline’s Willie Mercer and Ron West; Megamix’s Gillian Bohrer and Polygram’s David Blackman.

13 Songs arrives as Fox continues to look to musical-driven scripted originals for its primetime roster. The broadcast network recently pushed Monarch to fall in a bid to have the serialized country music drama air without interruption.

In success, music-driven scripted fare generates ancillary revenue from music and album sales. Such was the case with Fox’s Empire and Glee, the latter of which became a massive franchise thanks in part to global tours, downloads and merchandising.

Fleetwood is repped by CAA; Reiser is with UTA, Thruline and Jamie Feldman; Prince is with Thruline, Rothman Brecher and Brad Small; Levine is with CAA and Carlos Goodman.

This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.

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