Empire Creators Plan “Urban Cowboy” Series

Fox it teaming with “Empire” creator Craig Brewer and Paramount Television for a TV series adaptation of the 1980 John Travolta-Debra Winger movie “Urban Cowboy.”

The series will follow a star-crossed relationship as it unfolds against the gritty backdrop of rodeos, oil refineries, line dancing clubs and other aspects of modern-day Texas.

Brewer will pen and direct the pilot and executive produce the series which could well be a potential companion piece to “Empire,” though the project is only in the early script stage at the moment.

Robert Evans and Sue Naegle are also on board as executive producers.

Source: Variety