James Corden's U.K. Banner Teams With BBC for Live Music Series
The six-part show from 'Late Late Show' co-producer Fulwell 73 will be broadcast this fall.
Fulwell 73, the rising U.K. banner that co-produces The Late Late Show with CBS and counts James Corden among its partners, has joined forces with the BBC for a new six-part live music series.
The as-yet-untitled show — which won't be presented by Corden — is set to be broadcast live on BBC One this fall, with producers claiming it will feature "the biggest U.K. and international music stars" alongside sketches and interviews.
"Following on from the success of BBC Music programs such as Adele at the BBC and Michael Buble at the BBC, we're excited to be bringing this new live music series to BBC One," said Jan Younghusband, head of commissioning for BBC Music.
Added Fulwell 73's Gabe Turner: "The range of genres and different styles that people are listening to now is more diverse than ever before, and it's a great time to be making a show that gives a mainstream TV platform to the most exciting stuff out there."
The show was commissioned for BBC One by BBC director of content Charlotte Moore and Younghusband. The commissioning executive for BBC Entertainment is Rachel Ashdown, while exec producers for Fulwell 73 are Turner and Suzi Aplin. Paul Wright will be the showrunner.
Alongside the Late Late Show, its Carpool Karaoke spinoff and several acclaimed sports documentaries (most recently I Am Bolt), Fulwell has been carving out a name for itself in the music industry for several years. The company was behind One Direction's record-breaking This Is Us 3D feature doc, together with numerous music videos for the band, plus artists including Gary Barlow, Zara Larsson and 5 Seconds of Summer.