Wicked to become a miniserie on ABC

US entertainment magazine Variety has reported that Wicked is to be turned into a 6/8-part miniseries by ABC Studios.

Gregory Maguire’s novel, already a successful musical adaptation by Stephen Schwartz, will be produced by Salma Hayek along with Jose Tamez through the duo’s Ventanarosa Productions.

Other sources indicated that “the television series will be based entirely on the book, so fans expecting big musical numbers will be disappointed. ABC do not own the rights to the musical, the film adaptation of which has been a ‘project in development’ at Universal Studios for several years”.



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