NBC Cancels 1970s Limited Musical Series From Adam Levine

NBC is no longer digging The 1970s.

The Peacock network has abruptly pulled the plug on its in-the-works music-themed limited series exec-produced by The Voice‘s Adam Levine, TVLine has confirmed.

Deadline reports that the project’s swelling budget was partly to blame for the premature cancellation, while The Hollywood Reporter notes that Hayden Christensen was in talks to play one of the lead roles, but would only sign on the dotted line if the project received a straight-to-series order (something NBC balked at).

The 1970s was to explore the decade from the POV of the independent music companies that launched some of the era’s biggest stars.

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  1. “Can you dig it?”
    NBC: “No we can’t bye”

  2. The Hollywood Reporter said it was Producers, not Hayden, who wanted a straight to series. THR: “Producers, insiders say, went back to NBC to see if the casting would get the network to go straight to series on the project, instead of the planned pilot presentation.”

  3. bg says:

    Too bad. Sounds like a good idea for a show.

  4. NBC cancels them even before they air now, lol.

  5. Tony Lang says:

    “You know that show in development? Cancel it.”
    “It’s an NBC show, need I say more?”
    “But…WE are NBC…”
    “See what I mean?!?”

  6. tsevca says:

    Hayden Christensen makes condition? What did he do since Star Wars?