Showtime is delving into the depths of the 70’s with its new show Studio. While still in development, producers say the project will look at New York City nightlife through the lens of its oft-heralded dark heart: Studio 54.
“The show is less about the history of Studio 54 than it is about New York in the late ’70s, what people were going through, the political and social issues,” writer Chad Hodge told the Hollywood Reporter. “Studio 54 is the backdrop for exploring that.”
Studio won’t be another docu-drama like the movie 54. The show will use Studio 54’s co-founder Steve Rubell as a fictional character and recount the months leading to the club’s April 1977 opening, according to the Reporter. But none of the other characters on the show will be based on a real person and the plot will be fictional.
Hairspray‘s Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will produce and Bryan Singer (X-Men, Superman Returns) is being courted to direct the potential pilot.