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‘Phantom of the Opera’ Series Coming to ABC

‘Phantom of the Opera’ Series Coming to ABC

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Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry has been tasked with the job of adapting popular gothic novel Phantom of the Opera for a contemporary new TV drama.

The screenwriter and producer is teaming up with executives at ABC network for a modern take on the Gaston Leroux story, which famously inspired Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit stage musical.

The new hour-long small screen version of Phantom of the Opera will reportedly feature musical elements similar to that of TV drama series Nashville, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Also according to the site, the new adaptation “is described as a contemporary reimagining of Gaston Leroux’s gothic novel and set in the sexy and cutthroat world of the modern-day music business.”

Phantom of the Opera was previously turned into a two-part TV miniseries in 1990, with Charles Dance in the title role, while a film adaptation of Lloyd Webber’s musical was released in 2004, starring Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum.

Do you think the popular Broadway musical will translate well for television audiences? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.

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