Perhaps one of the most iconic of all Saturday Night Live sketches, The Blues Brothers is looking like it might become a TV show.
A new incarnation of the Blues Brothers is being shopped around to studios in an effort to make a TV series about the characters made popular by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in the late ’70s.
The TV rights to the characters has long been owned by Aykroyd and Belushi’s widow Judy (who is spearheading the project), with the movie rights being owned by Universal, who released two movies based on the characters. One a comedy classic. The other…not so much.
A pilot has already been written with the freshly released from jail Elwood looking for his long-lost dad. There’s no word on whether casting for the show has yet to be determined. Aykroyd will participate in the project as the voice of Jake and Elwood’s parole officer.
If the pilot gets picked up, there is the plan to include music and feature a Blues Brothers band.
So like, maybe a watchable version of Glee? Time will tell.