Report: CW Developing Rock Version of ‘Glee’
Following the continued and sustained popularity of Fox’s mega-hit Glee, it isn’t surprising that other networks are following suit in creating series based around musicians. The only surprise is that it hasn’t happened any sooner.
The CW is in the process of developing a scripted drama series tentatively-titled The Prickly Spheres, which will focus on a classical-music prodigy who walks away from a full ride at Julliard to join an alternative-rock band in Minneapolis, according to Vulture.
Hoping to ride the music coattails of Glee is music manager Jeff Kwatinetz, whose client list has included Britney Spears, Ice Cube, Backstreet Boys and R. Kelly. Kwatinetz is reportedly taking the helm on the project, while Matt Goldman (The Wizards of Waverly Place) will take on writing duties for the pilot and Rich Frank via Prospect Park Entertainment (Royal Pains) will serve as producer.
Although the series will not take place in a high school and will feature plotlines far edgier than the cheery ones characteristic of Glee, CW hopes to capitalize on the budding trend of scripted music series making their way onto the small screen.
Will you be watching Prickly Spheres?