The CW and CBS TV Studios are taking another stab at developing a drama with an electronic dance music theme. The network has put in development The Drop, from Nashville executive producer R.J. Cutler, DJ Steve Angello, CBS TV Studios and studio-based Kennedy/Marshall Company.
Set in the sexy, nonstop world of Miami’s electronic dance music scene, The Drop centers on a DJ teetering on the edge of ruin who finds hope (and more) in a gifted protégé who is female and African-American, both rarities in the EDM world. Writer-musician Kyle Jarrow (A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant) is penning the script, with Cutler set to direct. The two will executive produce with Kennedy/Marshall’s Frank Marshall and Robert Zotnowski. Angello, a member of former electronic music group Swedish House Mafia, is attached as an executive music producer.
Two seasons ago, the CW and CBS TV Studios developed a music drama from NCIS: LA showrunner Shane Brennan and superstar electronic dance music DJ Tiësto.
The CW has developed with Jarrow before. The singer, songwriter, and keyboardist for the theatrical rock band Sky-Pony previously wrote for the network dramas Trigger and Ze, about a transgender teen.
Cutler is repped by CAA, Brillstein Entertainment, and attorney Jeanne Newman; Jarrow is with CAA; Kennedy/Marshall Company is repped by CAA and Alan Hergott; and Angello is with SB Projects.