Haute 100 LA: Ryan Murphy & Gwyneth Paltrow to Pitch New Musical Series


Ryan Murphy, one of the creators of the highly successful TV show Glee, has another song in his heart. Murphy is teaming up with his good friend and Godmother to his child Gwyneth Paltrow to develop another musical TV show titled One Hit Wonders. You read correctly Murphy fans, we may have another highly anticipated show in the works.

According to Hollywood Reporter, “Paltrow will play a 40-year-old woman, who 15 years after recording a hit song is broke, exhausted and the victim of cat-fishing by her roommate. Her fate changes when she gets a call from a record label looking to form a super group: her and two other singers who each had a hit song in the 1990s. Though the label has ulterior motives, the group takes off and the trio becomes an inspiration to women everywhere.”

Murphy plans to begin pitching networks later this year. In addition to starring in the forthcoming series, Paltrow is slated to executive produce it.

This is not the first time the two has had this idea brewing. Originally, both Murphy and Paltrow hoped to debut One Hit Wonders as a film at Sony. Murphy recently acquired back the rights to the project after former chief Amy Pascal, who he’d worked closely with on Eat Pray Love, left the studio earlier this year.

While Glee featured a number of covers as well as original music, One Hit Wonders will feature original music and center on a theme of female empowerment.

It’s no surprise Murphy would attempt another musical show, following the success of Glee. Glee, which concluded earlier this year, became a huge phenomenon. The Glee cast set the record for the most appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 in the chart’s 55-year-plus history, according to Billboard. There were compilation albums, with two full-lengths (Glee, Season One: The Music Volume 1 and Glee, the Music: The Christmas Album) moving over 1 million copies to date. Thanks to high television rates, the cast won Emmys has  well as sold out arenas, and much more.

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