Drama series planned following relase of ‘Muscle Shoals’ documentary

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FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – After the 2013 release of “Muscle Shoals,” the music documentary tourism and interest exploded across the country.

Now there are talks about a drama series about Muscle Shoals music in the works which would thrust the Shoals into the national spotlight again.

For years, musicians from across the world came to northwest Alabama for its unique sound.

It wasn’t until 2013’s release of the music documentary “Muscle Shoals” that people really understood the impact the area has had on music.

“There had been many proposed, but this one was the real deal,” explained Alison Stanfield with Florence-Lauderdale Tourism. “This one really told the true and special story of the beginning of Muscle Shoals music.”

In the last 24-hours, news has hit social media and the web about a new proposed drama series based on the documentary.

A production company owned by Johnny Depp and Virgin Produced are joining forces to bring the story to television.

Stanfield said this is creating quite the buzz, “What we’re hoping a new series will do is to start where the movie stopped, to continue on to what happened after the Muscle Shoals sound and the Swampers.”

And Stanfield hopes the series will also highlight the fact the music scene continues to thrive even today.

There hasn’t been a date released as to when the documentary will start shooting or airing.

The series will be produced by Greg Camalier, the producer and director for “Muscle Shoals.”