Disney is about to get a little Motown, as the company has announced that Disney+ has ordered the unscripted series, “Choir.”
The series – produced by Blumhouse Television, Maniac Production and Campfire – is based on the story behind “America’s Got Talent” finalists, the Detroit Youth Choir (DYC). “Choir” also is the first for Blumhouse for a Disney+ original series.
“Disney Branded Television continues to seek out creative talent that is diverse, inclusive and representative of our multi-cultural landscape, and we are proud to team with Anthony White and the young voices of the Detroit Youth Choir to present this true-to-life story that is sure to inspire audiences of all ages,” Ayo Davis, EVP, creative development and strategy, Disney branded content, said in a statement.
Davis added, “We guarantee you’ll be singing along with this joyful group as they learn lessons about music and life in general.”
In addition, a “Choir” scripted series is also in the works at Disney Branded Television for the streaming service. The scripted series will be developed and executive produced by Anthony Sparks, who previously worked on “Queen Sugar” and “The Blacklist.”
“‘Choir’ is the exact right kind of feel-good, hopeful programming we need at this moment, and we’re thrilled to be establishing a relationship with Disney+, for the first time, on both a scripted and unscripted version of this particular project,” Chris McCumber, Blumhouse Television president, said.
“The DYC kids shocked the world with their astonishing performance on ‘America’s Got Talent’,” added Campfire CEO and executive producer Ross Dinerstein. “Documenting what’s next for them, and for the gifted Anthony White, is an honor for all of us.”