Adam Levine is guiding aspiring young musicians as they pursue their dreams of stardom on NBC’s The Voice. Now the Maroon 5 frontman is taking a look back at his years as an up-and-coming rocker in Kids In America, a comedy series for NBC. The single-camera project, which has received a script commitment, hails from Levine’s 222 Prods. and Universal TV where the company has a first-look deal. It is inspired by Levine’s real-life experiences and centers on an unconventional family as seen through the eyes of a teenager with the dream of becoming a rock star. Aaron Blitzstein (Family Guy) will write the script and will executive produce with 222 Prods.’ Levine, longtime manager/producing partner Jordan Feldstein and development executive Josh Gummersall.
Levine previously tapped into his real-life experiences for two other comedy projects set up at NBC, one based on his friendship with writer-producer Gene Hong and one inspired by the duo’s experience at a karaoke bar. On the longform side, 222 Prods. has The 1970s, a music-themed 10-part miniseries, in the works at NBC. Levine and Blitzstein are with CAA.
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