Plain White T's Hit 'Hey There Delilah' Could Become TV Series
Rock band Plain White T is turning their No. 1 hit “Hey There Delilah” into a TV series.
The show will be a romantic “dramedy” based on the single about a long-distance relationship, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The band's frontman Tom Higgenson and award-winning musical theatre book writer, Jeremy Desmon, are planning to pitch the show — “described as a contemporary fairy tale that expands the story within the song”— to multiple networks and studios this month.
"It’s been more than a decade since 'Hey There Delila' was released, and people always ask me about it,” Higgenson said. “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 2006 hit is about a long-distance relationship between a New York City college student and a struggling singer-songwriter. In the song, the singer-songwriter reassures his girlfriend that once she graduates they will be together. He also promises that their future will be bright thanks to his destined-for-success music career.
The single earned Grammy nominations for Song of The Year and Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group.
Original article by Peyton Blakemore at iHeartRadio