Independent studio Bento Box Entertainment (BBE) has announced it will develop and produce “The Blues Brothers” as a new primetime animated comedy series. The project comes from co-creators and executive producers Dan Aykroyd, Judy Belushi and original “Saturday Night Live” writer Anne Beatts. The series, which does not have an outlet yet, will chronicle the music, mayhem and comedy adventures of Jake and Elwood Blues, along with the characters within their master blues band. The Blues Brothers – Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi – first appeared on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” on January 17, 1976.[
Each episode will feature a score and soundtrack curated with the soul, blues and R&B classics and hits performed by the original legendary musicians, the Blues Brothers, as well as new performances recorded specifically for the show. The series will also highlight special guest appearances from aspiring talent, treasured Blues legends and superstars from today’s music world.
In 1997, former network UPN filmed a pilot for a proposed animated “Blues Brothers,” but the project never went to series. Bento Box plans to shop “The Blues Brothers” to television platforms starting in May.