Disney+ is partnering with Blumhouse Television, Maniac Productions and Wheelhouse-backed Campfire for the six-part unscripted series Choir, about America’s Got Talent finalists the Detroit Youth Choir (DYC).
The project is the first Disney+ original series to be produced by Blumhouse.
Directed by Rudy Valdez (The Sentence), the series is inspired by DYC artistic director Anthony White’s story.
As a teacher, mentor and father figure in the heart of Detroit, Anthony has impacted and empowered more than 1000 kids through music for over two decades. His efforts with DYC led the group to the finale during AGT‘s 14th season.
Campfire CEO Ross Dinerstein (Heaven’s Gate, Special, Jiro Dreams of Sushi) will executive produce. Michael Seitzman, whose Maniac Productions had previously announced its attachment to the series, also serves as EP.
A scripted series on the choir by the same production team is also in development at Disney Branded Television for the streaming service.
“Choir is the exact right kind of feel-good, hopeful programming we need at this moment, and we’re thrilled to be establishing a relationship with Disney+, for the first time, on both a scripted and unscripted version of this particular project,” Chris McCumber, Blumhouse Television president, said in a statement.