Old school musical "Oklahoma!" is getting a modern update.
Skydance Television has partnered with The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization and Concord to develop the series. Hancock will also direct the first episode and serve as executive producer with Brunstetter.
The TV series will be set in (we assume) Oklahoma and include music by the legendary musical team. However, classic songs such as the title track will be "reimagined" for a contemporary audience and there will also be new music.
Sorry, but after Leland Palmer (Ray Wise) sang "The Surrey With the Fringe On Top" in "Twin Peaks," we'll always associate it with a mad murder spree, not young love.
A 2018 Broadway revival also updated the setting to modern times.
[Via Broadway World]