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Disney+ Greenlights Non-Scripted Series ‘Choir’

Disney+ has ordered the non-scripted series “Choir” from Blumhouse Television, Maniac Production and Campfire. The six-episode series is based on the motivational story behind “America’s Got Talent” finalists, the Detroit Youth Choir (DYC). The order marks the first for Blumhouse for a Disney+ original series. The logline: “Choir” is inspired by DYC Artistic Director Anthony White’s story. As a teacher, mentor and father figure in the heart of Detroit, Anthony has impacted and empowered more than 1000 kids through music for over two decades. His efforts with DYC captivated America in an incredible rise to the finale during the sensational fourteenth season of “America’s Got Talent.”

Ayo Davis, EVP, Creative Development and Strategy, Disney Branded Content said: “Disney Branded Television continues to seek out creative talent that is diverse, inclusive and representative of our multi-cultural landscape, and we are proud to team with Anthony White and the young voices of the Detroit Youth Choir to present this true-to-life story that is sure to inspire audiences of all ages. We guarantee you’ll be singing along with this joyful group as they learn lessons about music and life in general.”

“’Choir’ is the exact right kind of feel-good, hopeful programming we need at this moment, and we’re thrilled to be establishing a relationship with Disney+, for the first time, on both a scripted and unscripted version of this particular project,” said Chris McCumber, Blumhouse Television president.

The series  will be directed by Rudy Valdez and produced by Maniac Productions, Blumhouse Television and Wheelhouse-backed Campfire. And it is produced by Maniac Productions and Blumhouse Television, with Campfire CEO Ross Dinerstein (“Heaven’s Gate,” “Special,” “Jiro Dreams of Sushi) attached as executive producer.