The project will feature all music by the legendary Rodgers & Hammerstein, reimagined for a contemporary audience. The present-day series will be written by John Lee H]ancock (The Blind Side, The Highwaymen) and Bekah Brunstetter (This is Us, American Gods) and set in America's heartland.
"Oklahoma's artistically revolutionary position in American culture has both kept it at the forefront of theatrical performances and allowed for various new innovations. This first-time ever television series will expand on the life of this remarkably resilient show," Ted Chapin, chief creative officer at the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, a Concord company, said Tuesday in a statement. The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization was acquired by Concord in July 2017.