Funeral-Themed Musical Drama From FNL's Jason Katims Eyed at NBC

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Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t… resist a good dance number?

NBC is developing an hour-long musical drama exec-produced by Friday Night Lights/Parenthood boss Jason Katims, our sister site Deadline reports.

Created by Julia Brownell — who wrote for Parenthood and Katims’ short-lived comedy About a Boy — the potential series focuses on a mother and daughter who run a funeral home and approach their memorial services as positive celebrations of life, complete with song and dance.

The project is inspired by the real-life Boyd Funeral Home in South Los Angeles, where music plays from the hearses and pallbearers dance during the services.

Brownell will write the script and executive-produce alongside Katims, Michelle Lee, Craig Zadan, Neil Meron and Diane Nabatoff.

In the meantime, next up for Katims are the faith-based Hulu drama The Way and the HBO drama pilot Us..

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