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ABC Considering Phantom of the Opera Series From Desperate Housewives' Marc Cherry... But Not as a Musical

From Wisteria Lane to ... the Great White Way? Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry is working on a ...

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From Wisteria Lane to ... the Great White Way?

Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry is working on a modern reimagining of Gaston Leroux's novel-turned-Broadway musical The Phantom of the Opera, TVLine.com reports.

ABC has ordered a pilot script for the potential series, which is set "in the sexy and cutthroat world of the modern-day music business." The project is not a musical, but the drama will feature musical elements, much like ABC's country drama Nashville.

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The script will be written by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner (Broadway's First Date), and Cherry and his producing partner Sabrina Wind will serve as executive producers.

The Phantom of the Opera was most recently adapted for the big screen in 2004.

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