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Netflix Orders Musical Drama Series ‘Mixtape’

Series Was Originally in Contention for Fox

Netflix has picked up 10 episodes of a musical drama series called “Mixtape” from Annapurna Pictures in association with 20th Century Fox, which focuses on the love stories connecting a diverse, disparate group of people in contemporary Los Angeles through the music that lives inside their hearts and minds. The series was formerly a pilot that was in contention on Fox for next season, and it hails from Joshua Safran. Jenna Dewan, Callie Hernandez and Madeline Stowe — who all starred in the pilot — will return, along with Jahmil French, Campbell Scott, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Megan Ferguson, and Evan Whitten. Raul Castillo, who was the male lead in the pilot, since he now has a recurring role on Netflix comedy “One Day at a Time.”

Safran will also executive produce in addition to writing. Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, and Ali Krug will also executive produce. 

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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