“Cinderella” by Rodgers and Hammerstein will be adapted in a limited series

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Skydance Television, Concord Originals and Jennifer Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions are teaming up to develop a limited series based on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.”

Rachel Shukert will write the adaptation in addition to serving as executive producer and showrunner. Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina will serve as executive producers for Nuyorican. David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Bill Bost will serve as executive producers for Skydance, alongside Sophia Dilley, senior vice president of development and production at Concord Originals and Concord CEO Scott Pascucci. It is the first project under the companies’ previously announced agreement to develop a slate of original projects based on Concord’s catalog of musicals.

“The Cinderella story is more timeless than ever,” said Bill Bost, President of Skydance Television. “This ambitious story of romance, unconventional families and the surprising power of wishes has inspired audiences around the world for centuries, and we are thrilled to work with Jennifer, Rachel, Concord and The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization to bring our new vision to filter it.”

The Rodgers and Hammerstein version of the beloved fairy tale first aired on television as a TV movie special in 1957 starring Julie Andrews in the title role. Over 100 million people listened to the debut. It was then remade in 1965 with Lesley Ann Warren and again in 1997 with Brandy. A Broadway version debuted in 2013.

“Rodgers & Hammerstein have elevated the already magical Cinderella story with their iconic music that has drawn legends of screen and stage throughout its many beloved and award-winning iterations over the years,” said Dilly. “Our partnership with Skydance and Nuyorican on this project is the first step in a long series towards our collective goal of championing timeless classics for a new generation and Rachel is the perfect voice to expand this story in a contemporary way.”

Shukert recently premiered the popular Netflix series version of “The Baby-Sitters Club,” of which she also served as showrunner. Her past TV credits include “GLOW”, “Supergirl” and “Red Band Society”.

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