NBC is getting further into business with Jennifer Lopez. “Major,” a dance drama from JLo and “Joyful Noise” writer-director Todd Graff, in development at the network, an individual with knowledge of the deals tells TheWrap.
Described as being in the tone of “Fame” meets “Chorus Line,” the series is set at the most competitive and prestigious university dance department in the country and focuses on the dancers and the teachers who are all struggling to define themselves, find their voices and pursue their dreams.
The network has given a script sale commitment to “Major,” which will be written, executive produced and directed by Graff. Lopez will also executive produce, along with Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Kristel Laiblin and Benny Medina.
The series hails from Universal Television in association with Nuyorican Productions.
“Major” would be the most recent in a string of collaborations between JLo and NBC. Lopez currently executive produces and judges the network’s competitive summer series, “World of Dance,” which just wrapped its second season last month. The singer also starred on NBC’s police drama “Shades of Blue” for its entire three-season run, which ended this August.