The Judds are the subject to the first installment
Fox is developing an anthology drama series profiling some of the world’s biggest music legends, Deadline reports. Wynonna and Naomi Judd, known as The Judds, are the subject of the first installment of Icon from producer Gail Berman and leading country music manager Jason Owen.
Season one of Icon celebrates The Judds, country music’s only hitmaking mother-daughter duo. The series will tell the duo’s fascinating story through the music and songs that shaped them into superstars who have won countless awards, sold more than 20 million albums and created a string of hits throughout the 80’s and 90’s that inspired other female acts.
The duo share a long line of personal tragedies with roots that back to their Kentucky heritage. The Judds stopped performing as a duo in 1991 after Naomi was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. Naomi retired and Wynonna began a successful solo career with hits such as “No One Else On Earth,” “Tell Me Why” and “She Is His Only Need,” among others. The two have occasionally reunited for special tours, most recently as 2010.
The Judds will executive produce the series and are currently searching for a writer to tell their story. Their managers, Les Borsai, Greg Hill, Cactus Moser and Larry Strickland, will produce with Fox Entertainment distributing.
The Judds have been chosen to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2021. Wynonna just announced that she will release her Reflections EP on October 30th featuring five cover songs she recorded with husband Cactus Moser at their Tennessee farm during the COVID-19 quarantine.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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