ABC will air YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN the Musical Live!

ABC, which had recent success with the live TV production of 'The Little Mermaid', has set Mel Brooks’ Broadway musical “Young Frankenstein” as its next live musical. Mel Brooks, who wrote and directed the 1974 film as well as the 2007 Broadway adaptation, is expected to produce the special television production, which is titled “Young Frankenstein Live!” and is expected to feature the complete musical. A DVD release is also expected following the broadcast.

The TV production will based on both the West End and Broadway stage versions of the show that ran from 2007-2009 in the U.S. and 2017-2018 in the U.K. ABC expects the production to air this fall, with an exact air date and cast announcements to be later revealed.