NBC is developing a drama centered around the gospel music industry that DeVon Franklin, Holly Carter and Kirk Franklin are set to produce.
The show titled “Kingdom Business,” will give viewers an unfiltered look at the dramas that unfold behind-the-scenes in the gospel music industry.
According to writers of the series; John Sakmar and Kerry Lenhart, “Kingdom Business” is a “behind-the-scenes look into the world of the gospel music industry and all of the conflict and secrets that come with money, fame and success.”
Sakmar and Lenhart executive produce with DeVon Franklin, Holly Carter, Kirk Franklin and Van Dyck. Universal TV is the studio
Sakmar and Lenhart created mid-’90s TV series Mr. & Mrs. Smith, the writing-producing duo served as consulting producers on ‘Reign and Make It Or Break It’, and co-executive producers on ‘The Glades and Signed, Sealed & Delivered’ among other credits.
evon Franklin is the producer behind faith-based films such as the Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah-starrer ‘Miracles from Heaven’.
His most recent film,Breakthrough starring Chrissy Metz, was released in April via 20th Century Fox.
He currently has Flamin’ Hot, the Eva Longoria-directed biopic about the man who created the spicy Flamin’ Hot Cheetos snack, set at Fox Searchlight.
Prior to launching his own production shingle, Franklin Entertainment, Franklin served as Senior Vice President of Production at Sony’s Columbia TriStar and worked on pics such as ‘Heaven is For Real’, ‘The Karate Kid’, and ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’.