'Urban Cowboy' gets television series

By Alexandra Herrera  |  July 10, 2015 at 10:35 AM
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WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- The 80s classic Urban Cowboy was just given the green light for a first season and script order for May.

Deadline is reporting that Fox has green lighted and ordered a first season for its new drama based on the film. The original film which came out in the 80s takes place in Texas and tells the story of two star crossed lovers Bud played by John Travolta and Sissy played by Debra Winger.

The show which had been in development has finally moved to the next stage of production reported Entertainment Weekly. Fox has brought on Chris Brewer to executive produce and direct the first episode.

Fox has also released a logline for the upcoming show "Fueled with energetic music, it follows Kyle and Gaby, two star-crossed young lovers, as they pursue their dreams and passions through the sweat of line-dancing in honky-tonks, the grime of the oil refineries and the glamour of modern Texas. It's about family legacies, starting over, finding true love, and the American dream."

Brewer has also confirmed the show like his other works Footloose and Hustle & Flow will be musically heavy.

The Urban Cowboy drama has been the first series which Fox has ordered for the upcoming television season and so far no actors have been announced for the title roles or when it will air.

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