Plain White T’s hit single ‘Hey There Delilah’ is being turned into a new TV show.
The Illinois band released the track in 2006 as the second single from their second album ‘Every Second Counts’. It topped the charts in the US and has been certified platinum in the UK, Australia, and Germany, three times platinum in Canada, and four times platinum in the US.
Plain White T’s have now joined forces with Lively McCabe Entertainment and Primary Wave to create a scripted romantic dramedy based on the song’s long-distance relationship story. Frontman Tom Higgenson and writer Jeremy Desmon are reported to be heading to Los Angeles next month to pitch the programme to potential networks and studios.
Higgenson said: “It’s been more than a decade since ‘Hey There Delilah’ was released and people always ask me about it. A whole lot of people really connected with that song and I’m very proud of it. I’m so excited to have an opportunity to give a new generation the chance to form their own connection with the song and fall in love with its story through this new project.”
Lively McCabe Entertainment’s co-president Michael Barra added: “‘Hey There Delilah’ is a perfect example of an iconic story song that has introduced characters and a premise to a massive multigenerational audience and is begging to be expanded into a full-length story for contemporary television audiences.”
Plain White T’s are still together and last released an album in 2015 with ‘American Nights’. A standalone single ‘Land Of The Living’ was also released in 2017.