Disney Streaming Service Developing ‘High Fidelity’ Series

Romantic comedy will have a female lead

High Fidelity
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A “High Fidelity” TV series is in the works for Disney’s upcoming streaming service.

The show is based on Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel and the 2000 movie starring John Cusack. The series will have a new take on the book and movie, centering around a female record store owner instead of a man.

Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka are writing the romantic comedy series, and it comes from ABC Signature Studios with Midnight Radio. West and Kucserka have recently worked on “Bull,” “Chicago Fire,” and “Ugly Betty,” among others. They’re both repped by WME.

The Midnight Radio team includes Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec. The production company recently worked on CBS’ “Zoo.” Rosenberg co-wrote the movie.

The 2000 movie starred Iben Hjejele, Todd Louiso, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joan Cusack and Jack Black in addition to Cusack.