Just when we thought there might be a chance that Jack Davenport could return to this green and pleasant land (heh!), along comes the news that he’ll co-star in the NBC pilot “Smash”. “Pilot” being short for “hopefully this will turn into a successful show with at least three seasons”.
The pilot, from DreamWorks TV and UMS, follows a cross section of characters who come together to put on a Marilyn Monroe musical on Broadway led by the musical’s composer Tom and lyricist Julia (Debra Messing). British actor Davenport will play Derek, a fierce and intelligent musical choreographer trying to find his next big project who loves the idea of the Marilyn Monroe musical.
Fierce and intelligent? Bought. “Smash” is based on an idea by Stephen Spielberg. While that alone is not a 100% guarantee for success, it does promise some quality. Let’s be surprised; you’ll hear more about this project as soon as I do.
(I wonder if they need any dog extras? Frank and I could bark “Two Little Dogs From Little Rock”…)
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