Deadline is reporting that Netflix has given a series order to Mixtape, a musical drama that was in development at FOX this past season.
As soon as the series was rejected by FOX, based on their pending transition to a reality and sports-heavy schedule and being something too niche for broadcast, Mixtape was taken out to streaming and cable networks by its production studio. With its series order, the show becomes the second rejected 2018-19 broadcast pilot to find a home elsewhere following L.A.’s Finest, while Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Lucifer were saved from cancellation by NBC and Netflix, respectively. The streaming giant is also said to be in deep negotiations with Designated Survivor after the ABC political drama was surprisingly cancelled in May.
Mixtape is the second musical series Netflix has ordered recently. La La Land director Damien Chazelle had Paris-filmed The Eddy ordered to series this past September. It also follows All About the Washingtons (initially at ABC) and Insatiable (initially at The CW) as being a broadcast pilot picked up by Netflix.
From Joshua Safran (Quantico), Mixtape looks at the love stories connecting a diverse, disparate group of people in contemporary Los Angeles through the music that lives inside their hearts and minds.
The series stars Callie Hernandez (Alien: Covenant), Jahmil French (Degrassi: The Next Generation), Jenna Dewan (Witches of East End), Campbell Scott (House of Cards), Madeleine Stowe (Revenge), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Blindspot), Megan Ferguson (The Fundamentals of Caring), and Evan Whitten (Destroyer), with Raul Castillo (Looking) to be recast.