Well, this is certainly a first. Plain White T’s 2006 mega-hit, “Hey There Delilah,” is being turned into a scripted television series.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the band is working with Lively McCabe Entertainment to create this “romantic dramedy”. The show is reportedly a “a contemporary fairy tale that expands the story within the song”. Basically, it’ll be a modern-day depiction of a long-distance relationship.
“It’s been more than a decade since ‘Hey There Delilah’ was released, and people always ask me about it,” lead singer Tom Higgenson said in a statement to Rolling Stone. “A whole lot of people really connected with that song, and I’m very proud of that. I’m so excited to have an opportunity to give a new generation the chance to form their own connection with the song, and fall in love with its story through this new project.”
The show is being pitched to networks and studios this month.