Disney+ has been a on a roll with their original programming and now we have confirmation of a new unscripted series, CHOIR. The series is based on the motivational story behind the “America’s Got Talent” finalists, the Detroit Youth Choir (DYC) and will be a companion to a scripted series on the same subject.
The six-episode unscripted docuseries is inspired by the story of DYC Artistic Director Anthony White. As a teacher, mentor and father figure in the heart of Detroit, Anthony has impacted and empowered more than 1000 kids through music for over two decades. His efforts with DYC captivated America in an incredible rise to the finale during the sensational fourteenth season of “America’s Got Talent.”
The docuseries will be directed by Rudy Valdez and produced by Maniac Productions, Blumhouse Television and Wheelhouse-backed Campfire. The scripted series is being produced by Maniac Productions and Blumhouse Television, with Campfire CEO Ross Dinerstein (“Heaven’s Gate,” “Special,” “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”) attached as executive producer. The order marks the first for Blumhouse for a Disney+ original series.
A Choir scripted series by the same production team is also in development at Disney Branded Television for the streaming service. Award-winning writer/producer and showrunner Anthony Sparks (“Queen Sugar,” “The Blacklist”) is attached to develop and create the scripted drama series and will serve as showrunner and executive producer.
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The CHOIR unscripted and scripted shows will both debut on Disney+. An official release date has not yet been announced.