Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi’s widow Judy Belushi and “Saturday Night Live” writer Anne Beatts are all set to executive produce a primetime animated comedy series based on “The Blues Brothers”.
The comedy characters, played by Aykroyd and John Belushi, originated as a musical sketch on SNL before going on to release their first full-length album as the fictional band in 1978 and then the iconic film in 1980.
The new series will follow Jake and Elwood Blues, along with the characters within their master blues band, as the boys take their act on the road and back to their native Chicago.
Each episode will feature a score and soundtrack curated with the soul, blues and R&B classics and hits performed by the Blues Brothers, as well as new performances made specifically for the show. Aspiring talent, treasured Blues legends and modern-day superstars will make guest appearances.
The project, aimed at young adults, will be shopped to various TV platforms this month.
Source: The Live Feed