CW Buys Electronic Dance Music Drama ‘The Drop’ From R.J. Cutler, Steve Angello

The CW and CBS TV Studios are taking another stab at developing a drama with an electronic dance mThe CW Logo 1usic 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.

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