Great news for Beatles fans…
Deadline Hollywood has reported that NBC is in the process of developing and eight-part miniseries chronicling the career of the Beatles.
The series is being developed by Michael Hirst who created and was executive producer of The Tudors about the life of King Henry VIII for Showtime. He will write the series and produce with Tudors partners Ben Silverman and Teri Weinberg. Bob Greenblatt, who ran Showtime when The Tudors was shown, now runs NBC and has give the go ahead for the series.
The Beatles story is pretty much untouched territory in the world of entertainment. The closest biofilm of the band was Backbeat about their time in Hamburg, Germany. The 1994 film starred Ian Hart as John Lennon, Gary Bakewell as Paul McCartney, Chris O’Neill as George Harrison, Scot Williams as Pete Best and Stephen Dorff as Stu Sutcliffe.
Lennon has been portrayed in films such as The Killing of John Lennon (2006) and Nowhere Boy (2009) while McCartney was obviously part of the TV movie The Linda McCartney Story (2000).
Some more good news today…
Famed Beatles engineer Geoffrey Emerick wrote in his autobiography about the superiority of The Beatles albums mixed in mono over their stereo counterparts and now fans from a new generation will be able experience most of the Beatles album catalog in mono on vinyl.
The Beatles camp announced that they will be releasing the newly remastered collection in a 14-LP vinyl box set on September 9th in North America. Fans will also be able to purchase the new reissued album titles individually.
The box set will feature the legendary group’s first nine UK albums starting from 1963’s Please Please Me through the White Album from 1968. The set will also include the U.S. version of Magical Mystery Tour and Mono Masters, a three-disc compilation of non-album tracks.
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