The network has given a script-to-series commitment to an hour-long romantic comedy anthology series inspired by the music of the beloved 1980s pop star. Hart of Dixie creator Leila Gerstein will pen the Untitled Huey Lewis Project, "which interweaves a present day love story with a teen rom-com set in 1986. It is conceived as an homage to the great rom-coms of the ‘80s and ‘90s and a reminder that the Power of Love is, indeed, a curious thing," according to Deadline. Aaron Kaplan of Kaplan Entertainment, who considers Lewis his idol growing up, came up with the idea and pitched it to the musician. As Deadline notes, the Grammy-winning and Academy Award-nominated Huey Lewis and his band Huey Lewis & The News have sold over 30 million albums and netted a slew of Top Ten singles over the years with hits like “The Heart of Rock & Roll,” “I Want A New Drug,” and the Oscar-nominated “Power of Love," which was written for Back to the Future. Lewis recently played himself on an episode of The Blacklist. In recent years, Lewis has become close friends with Jimmy Kimmel. The pair frequently fish together in Montana.
TOPICS: Huey Lewis, Untitled Huey Lewis Project, Aaron Kaplan, Leila Gerstein, In Development