“The Finest Hours” author Casey Sherman, his “Boston Strong” co-author Dave Wedge, and producer Ted Collins have launched the production company Whydah Productions and have announced their first project – the limited TV series “Billion Dollar Sound”.
‘Sound’ will put the focus on corrupt boy band manager Lou Pearlman and his relationship with Lyte Funkie Ones (LFO) lead singer and primary songwriter Rich Cronin. Pearlman was the man behind the Backstreet Boys and NSYNC among others and the show will follow how Cronin was seduced with fame and money while at the same time robbed of his innocence.
Cronin is credited with helping to bring his former mentor to justice and died of leukemia in 2010. Pearlman died just this past weekend while serving a 25-year sentence for ripping off his artists and defrauding investors to the tune of $300 million.
Jay Giannone will produce the series which will be based on a recently discovered memoir written by Cronin.
Whydah has plans to develop original projects and acquire literary material for film, TV and streaming services. Some of this will include adaptations of past and future novels from Sherman and Wedge to develop into film and TV projects.