After snagging the rights to the hit series Nashville, CMT is widening the doors of their scripted series with the all new, Sun Records. Focused on the birth of rock ‘n’ roll and the recordings of Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, and Carl Perkins at Sun Records, the eight-part series is taking music fans into the past and the golden age of music. With a name change and a premiere date set, here are 7 things to know about CMT’s new series:
7. Minds Behind
For fans of new series, it is always important to know who the producers and creators behind the show are to be able to look at their past work for a reference. For Sun Records, it is being produced by Thinkfactory Media and Leslie Greif who has worked on series including Walker, Texas Ranger; Gene Simmons Family Jewels; and Hatfields and McCoys. Meanwhile Gil Grant is acting as executive producer and showrunner having worked on series such as NCIS, Army Wives, Painkiller Jane, and NCIS: Los Angeles. Sun Records will also have Barry Berg as a co-excutive producers as well as Herb Nanas and Colin Escott as producers while Jayson Dinsmore and Julia Silverton will act as executive producers for CMT.