Country music star Walker Hayes is set to executive produce a drama series inspired by his life.
According to Deadline, Untitled Entertainment has acquired the rights to Hayes’ life, with the country star to executive produce the series alongside Untitled. “The Black List” screenwriter Justin D. James, who has family ties to Nashville, and whose own journey mirrors that of Hayes, is attached to write and executive produce.
“My wife Laney and I have had such a wild life and love story,” Hayes said in a statement. “We reflect all the time together, wondering how in the world we got here. The amount of brokenness versus beautiful lends itself to endless amounts of stories to explore. I can’t think of an emotion we haven’t felt together.”
He added, “We never could have imagined a company like Untitled would want to create a scripted drama about our life. Their willingness to welcome and include us in the process has been beyond encouraging.”
Hayes shot to popularity after one of his tracks, “Fancy Like,” became a viral hit through TikTok and reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, becoming Hayes’ highest-charting effort to date.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be working with a talent of such magnitude in Walker Hayes,” said Laura Notarianni and Michael Rosenberg of Untitled Entertainment. “His powerful story is one that is inspirational, heartfelt and harrowing, showcasing the tenacity of the human spirit. An uplifting series like this is just what audiences need right now.”
They added, “Walker and Justin are the ideal creative pairing to dig into the truth of what it’s like to get knocked down and get back up time and time again. To persevere, fight for their families and make their creative dreams come true.”
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