ABC’s turn at the Television Critics Association press tour today and the network made two key announcements.
First up, the network has acquired the rights to Mitchell Zuckoff’s book “Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11” and will develop it as a limited series with plans to air it in 2021 – commemorating the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attack.
The book chronicles the stories of those who were lost, saved and forever altered by the most heinous acts of terrorism on American soil. The series will be executive produced by Erwin Stoff, Richard Abate and Mitchell Zuckoff.
Next up, “Moana” voice star Auli’i Cravalho is set to play Ariel in an ABC live concert musical version of “The Little Mermaid” to air on November 5th.
Also slated to be in the production are Queen Latifah as villain Ursula and Shaggy as Sebastian. The event, which will be recorded in front of a live studio audience, will air as part of The Wonderful World of Disney franchise.
Source: The Live Feed