“Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” is being adapted for a limited television series.
The series is a partnership between Skydance Television and Concord Originals with Jennifer Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions.
Lopez will executive produce along with Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina for Nuyorican Productions. David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Bill Bost will executive produce for Skydance, while Sophia Dilley and Scott Pascucci will executive produce for Concord.
Rachel Shukert will write, executive produce and serve as a showrunner.
The adaptation marks the first collaboration between the companies, who previously signed a deal to develop new projects based on Concord’s musical catalog.
“Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” was originally written for television. It premiered in 1957 and starred Julie Andrews. The musical has since been remade for television twice; first in 1965 and then again in 1997.
The musical opened on Broadway in March 2013 at the Broadway Theatre. It ran for 41 previews and 769 performances, closing in January 2015.
“The story of ‘Cinderella’ is as timeless now as ever,” said Bill Bost, president of Skydance Television. “This aspirational story of romance, unconventional families and the surprising power of wishes has inspired audiences around the world for centuries, and we are thrilled to be working with Jennifer, Rachel, Concord and The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization to bring our fresh take to the screen.”