Universal to produce series with Mosaic TV
NBC’s in tune with scribe Jared Bush’s music-themed drama project “Soundtrack.”
Hourlong script, in development at the Peacock, revolves around a misguided man whose life begins being accompanied by the music in his head.
In “Soundtrack,” the lead character has lost his job and his ex-girlfriend has gotten engaged to someone else. That’s when he starts to hear the music — the same, iconic song, over and over again, which doesn’t go away until he figures out its significance — and then it’s on to the next track.
“I was trying to find a way to combine TV and music in an organic way,” Bush said. “What we come to realize in the show is this guy has been given an opportunity to start his life over, and this music will help him find a way to become truly happy.”
Universal Media Studios is behind the show, along with Mosaic TV. Mosaic’s Jimmy Miller is also attached as exec producer, while Sam Hansen is overseeing the project for the shingle.
Also on board is music supervisor Dana Sano, whose feature credits include handling the music for “Dan in Real Life,” “Monster-in-Law,” “Magnolia,” “Boiler Room” and “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me,” among other features.
Bush’s TV credits include “All of Us,” “Baby Bob” and “Still Standing.” More recently, he’s been busy in the features world, writing the movie “Giants” for Sony and doing a rewrite of “American Neurotic.”