Blues Brothers the TV series

Dear God please say it ain’t so. It was bad enough they did Blues Brothers 2000 but now they are trying to pitch a TV series.

Just this week we told you about the proposed Romancing the Stone TV series well it seems everyone is jumping on the bandwagon.

Blues Brothers is a classic that works as a film not as a TV show. It will disrespect the original movie. But who knows it could be the coolest musical TV show ever.

 

A pilot script for a “Blues Brothers” TV series is being shopped around, one scripted by a strange assortment of writers:

1) early SNL writer (and “Square Pegs” creator) Anne Beatts,

2) actor Wayne Catania (“Queer As Folk”),

3) someone named Kieron Lafferty, and

4) John Belushi’s widow, Judith Belushi-Pisano.

Dan Aykroyd, who wrote and starred in both the wonderful 1980 movie and its disturbingly shitty 1998 sequel, is attached to provide the voice of Jake and Elwood Blues’ parole officer.

The series will follow the boys as they search for Elwood’s biological father. Beatts is reportedly prepared to pitch the project to studios and networks as “Route 66” meets “Glee.”

SOURCE: Aintitcool, Hollywood Reporter

GS Reporter: Montoya

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