Sky Atlantic Buy Up Rights To Broadway Drama ‘Smash’

Sky Atlantic have bought the rights to a new American drama which centres on the backstage goings-on of a Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. Currently in development over in the states, Smash could be hitting UK screens next year.

Signed up to star in the show are some well-known names such as former Will and Grace actress Debra Messing, and British actor Jack Davenport.

The much-anticipated Smash is also garnering attention due to its executive producer, Steven Spielberg. With a musical element promised as well as drama, comparisons are already been drawn to the monster success Glee.

Whether or not this is a good or bad thing is left up to you. Regardless, expect more jazz hands.