Netflix Picks Up ‘Mixtape’ to Series After Fox Passes on Musical Drama Pilot

Netflix has picked up “Quantico” creator Joshua Safran’s musical drama “Mixtape” for 10 episodes, after Fox passed on the pilot for its 2018-19 Fall slate, a person with knowledge of the deal tells TheWrap.

“Mixtape” stars Jenna Dewan, “Revenge” alum Madeline Stowe and “La La Land” actress Callie Hernandez.

Here is the official logline for the series: We all have our own soundtracks. “Mixtape” is a romantic musical drama that looks at the love stories connecting a diverse, disparate group of people in contemporary Los Angeles through the music that lives inside their hearts and minds.

The cast includes Dewan as Joanna, Hernandez as Nellie, Stowe as Margot, Jahmil French as Dante, Campbell Scott as Frank, Marianne Jean-Baptiste as Annette, Megan Ferguson as Gigi and Evan Whitten as Barry. The lead role of Sam, played by Raul Castillo in the pilot, will be recast.

Safran, whose credits also include the NBC musical drama “Smash,” is writer and executive producer on the hour-long drama. Ali Krug is co-executive producer, and Annapurna bosses Sue Naegle and Megan Ellison are executive producers.

“Mixtape” hails from Annapurna Pictures in association with 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios.

(Excerpt) Read more in: The Wrap

Netflix Picks Up ‘Mixtape’ to Series After Fox Passes on Musical Drama Pilot

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