Mick Fleetwood teams up with Fox for musical drama ’13 Songs’ – The Hollywood Reporter

Mick Fleetwood is teaming up with Fox for a musical drama titled 13 songs.

The Fleetwood Mac co-founder and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will serve as executive producer and contribute creative ideas and music for the drama, which received a script order on the broadcast network.

Writers Will Reiser (50/50) and Jonathan Prince (Four weddings and a funeral), 13 songs revolves around rock legend Jasper Jones, who along with his band, The Grift, created music that spoke to a generation of Americans. Decades later, after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Jasper has only months to live. As a final love letter to his fans, Jasper reunites with his band to write and record 13 final songs and leave his mark on the world forever.

The drama comes from Lionsgate, Polygram Entertainment, Thruline Entertainment and Megamix. Fleetwood exec produces alongside Willie Mercer and Ron West of Thruline; Gillian Bohrer of Megamix and David Blackman of Polygram.

13 songs comes as Fox continues to turn to music-focused scripted originals for its primetime slate. The broadcast network recently pushed Monarch fall in order to stream the serialized country music drama uninterrupted.

If successful, music-based scripted pricing generates ancillary revenue from music and album sales. Such was the case with Fox’s Empire and Joy, the latter became a massive franchise thanks in part to world touring, downloads, and merchandising.

Fleetwood is replaced by CAA; Reiser is with UTA, Thruline and Jamie Feldman; Prince is with Thruline, Rothman Brecher and Brad Small; Levine is with CAA and Carlos Goodman.