Billy Joel's Music Has Inspired a New TV Series

'Scenes From an Italian Restaurant' is based on the Piano Man's songs

September 26, 2019

The characters from Billy Joel’s extensive catalog of songs will come to life in a new TV series based on his music.

Each episode of Scenes From an Italian Restaurant will revolve around lyrics from Joel’s most popular songs like “Piano Man” and “Movin’ Out.” According to the Hollywood Reporter, the tracks will be reimagined and rearranged by Joel’s music team with his input.

"Billy Joel is a beautiful storyteller, and it just so happens that his stories are accompanied alongside remarkable songs," MGM TV president of development and production Steve Stark told THR. "This series is going to focus less on Billy's life and more on the stories inside his catalog of classic songs."

Kevin Fox (Law & Order: SVU) is creating Scenes From an Italian Restaurant, which is described as a scripted “arc-thology.” It’s the first time an artist’s entire catalog will be the basis for a TV series.

The show has yet to be shopped to networks, and there’s no word yet about a cast or premiere date.

Joel recently made a TV appearance of his own on “Jay Leno’s Garage.” He showed off his vast collection of motorcycles to the car enthusiast and former late night talk show host.


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