'Phantom of the Opera': Also Becoming a TV Series

October 24, 2014

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The Phantom of the Opera may soon haunt broadcast primetime television like the forever in-limbo Sean Hayes. According to Variety, ABC Television has teamed with Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry to develop Phantom of the Opera as what's being called "a drama with musical elements." Rather than being an all-out musical in the vein of Andrew Lloyd Webber's famous adaptation, this is being compared to Nashville, organically incorporating songs (and a phantom, of course) into a serial "revolving around the cutthroat world of the music biz." The inspiration is said to come from Gaston Leroux's original 1909 novel, though the setting will be brought to the modern-day music world. Maybe this could be about the guy who co-hosted the first season of American Idol still lurking around to spook Ryan Seacrest.

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