NBC, Spielberg Team For Musical Series

NBC and Steven Spielberg are teaming to broadcast “Smash”, an hour-long scripted musical series that follows characters who “come together for the exhilarating ride of putting on a Broadway musical” reports Reuters.

Spielberg is one of at least eight executive producers on the show, making this his third series currently in production including “Terra Nova” and “Falling Skies”. Playwright and TV producer Theresa Rebeck will pen the project.

“Hairspray” songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman will write original songs for the project while Michael Mayer, director of Broadway’s “Spring Awakening” and “American Idiot,” is in negotiations to direct.