Funeral Home Musical Soap From Jason Katims, Craig Zadan & Neil Meron In Works At NBC


A decade after Six Feet Under ended its run on HBO, another funeral home family drama with an unusual twist is headed to TV. NBC has put in development an hourlong workplace soap with musical elements from Jason Katims’ True Jack Prods. and Craig Zadan and Neil Meron’s Storyline Entertainment.

brownellCreated/written by film/TV writer and playwright Julia Brownell (About A Boy), the one-hour project is inspired by the real-life Boyd Funeral Home in South Central LA. The drama is exploring a funeral home business with a dynamic mother/daughter duo at the helm who approach funeral services as positive celebrations of life, not death — complete with song and dance.

True Jack’s Katims and Michelle Lee executive produce alongside Storyline’s Zadan and Meron as well as Diane Nabatoff, with Brownell co-executive producing and Storyline’s Mark Nicholson and Tasha Brown serving as producers. Universal TV, where both True Jack and Storyline are…

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