Musical Version of ‘The O.C.’ in Development

A Musical Version of 'The O.C.'
Courtesy of The CW

Seth, Summer, Ryan and Marissa will reunite through song and dance in a musical version of seminal mid-2000s teen drama “The O.C.”

A product of the same team behind “Cruel Intentions: The Musical,” “The O.C.” musical will be adapted and directed by Jordan Ross, with Lindsey Rosin producing. The one-night-only event will go down in Los Angeles on August 30.

At this point, only the roles of Luke Ward, Kirsten Cohen and Josh Schwartz have been cast. That’s right: the show’s creator will be a character in this musical, although not a singing one.

Schwartz’s series ran on Fox from 2003 to 2007 and revolved around a herd of wealthy, dramatic teenagers living in Orange County, Calif. The series is responsible for launching the careers of Adam Brody, Rachel Bilson and Mischa Barton. Tate Donovan, Peter Gallagher, Kelly Rowan and Ben McKenzie also starred.

News of the Newport Beach reunion comes on the heels of the confirmation that a “Clueless” musical is also in development.

Will “Gossip Girl” be next?

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  1. Emily says:

    The O.C. was on Fox and produced by Warner Bros. Television, not The CW!

  2. Terri Treas says:

    Peter Galleger’s career was not launched on this show. He was a well established working actor long before this show and continues to work on Broadway today. Get your facts straight.

  3. John Bata says:

    Sounds like an awful idea.

  4. Hugo says:

    Josh Schwartz was never a character on The O.C., the confirmed one was Sandy Cohen. Also, The O.C. was on FOX, not the CW.

  5. Get it together says:

    Wrong. The show ran on Fox. Google is your friend.

  6. Cindylover1969 says:

    “The O.C.” was on Fox, not the CW (which didn’t even EXIST when the show began).

    • yeahfilms says:

      And “At this point, only the roles of Luke Ward, Kirsten Cohen and Josh Schwartz.” isn’t a real sentence

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