For any lovesick hipster, the song “Hey There Delilah” was their anthem. Now that song WE ALL eventually got sick of is in the process of being adapted into a tv series.
The Grammy- and Tony-nominated band, The Plain White T’s are teaming with Lively McCabe Entertainment and Primary Wave to develop a scripted romantic dramedy based on its chart-topping single about a long-distance relationship. Producers, including the band’s frontman and songwriter Tom Higgenson as well as writer Jeremy Desmon, will be in L.A. pitching the potential series — described as a contemporary fairy tale that expands the story within the song — to multiple networks and studios this month.
The song, released in 2006, tells the tale of a long-distance flirtation between a struggling singer-songwriter and a New York City university student. The songwriter pledges to write a song for the young woman on the night they meet and that promise changes their lives in unexpected ways.
“‘Hey There Delilah’ is a perfect example of an iconic story song that has introduced characters and a premise to a massive multigenerational audience, and is begging to be expanded into a full-length story for contemporary television audiences,” says Lively McCabe Entertainment co-president Barra. “Lively McCabe is thrilled to be working with Tom, Deb and Jeremy to bring it to life on the screen.”
Meanwhile, still no word on that “Skater Boi” film based off of Avril Lavigne’s song that was supposed to come out years ago.
Here’s the music video for “Hey There Delilah” below for you to check out: