Chad Michael Murray Million Dollar Quartet

Chad Michael Murray Joins CMT's Million Dollar Quartet

Chad Michael Murray‘s next role is record-breaking-making.

The One Tree Hill alum will play Sun Records founder Sam Phillips in Million Dollar Quartet, CMT’s upcoming adaptation of the Broadway musical, the network announced Monday.

As the head of the iconic recording label, Phillips witnessed the rise of artists like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Jennifer Holland (American Horror Story) will play Phillips’ wife, Becky.

The scripted drama is billed as “a coming-of-age story set in Memphis during the tumultuous early days of the civil rights movement” that chronicles the rise of artists — including those mentioned above — amid “sweeping political change and social unrest.” It takes place around the “Million Dollar Quartet” recording sessions featuring Presley, Cash, Lewis and Perkins.

Murray’s TV credits also include Agent Carter, Scream QueensTexas RisingDawson’s Creek and Gilmore Girls.

Production on Million Dollar Quartet will begin this spring in Memphis; the series is slated to premiere in November.

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  1. S says:

    He was on One Tree Hill not Dawson’s Creek

    • A Proud Marshmallow says:

      He was on both shows actually. On Dawson Creek he liked Joey and dated Jen if I remeber correctly.

    • Dennis says:

      He was on Dawson’s Creek way before One Tree Hill. The WB loved him and tried to get him his own starring vehicle series with The Lone Ranger, but that never came to fruition. After stints on Gilmore Girls he then landed One Tree Hill.

      Yay Chad!

  2. Sarahii says:

    Tyler Hilton (Chris Keller) for Elvis!!!! :)

  3. Leah says:

    Does this mean no more Agent Carter next year?? :(

  4. What does this mean for Agent Carter? Does this mean Jack Thompson is really dead dead?

  5. Paige Rust says:

    AlexAnn Hopkins has been cast has Trixie Dean, high school sweetheart of Elvis Presley.

  6. fireflygrrl says:

    Adaption of the Broadway musical? With someone playing Phillips’ wife? Who isn’t in the musical? sure…