CMT Releases Drama Series About The Early Careers Of Elvis Presley And Johnny Cash

Exciting news for Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash fans: CMT is going to produce a drama series that focuses on the early careers of these two musical legends. In association with Thinkfactory Media, CMT will be releasing eight episodes of their series.

The plan is to release the shows to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the “Million Dollar Quartet” Sun Records jam session between Elvis, Johnny, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins in December 1956. On a large scale, the series will document the rise of rock ‘n’ roll and the part that Elvis and Johnny played in its growth.

Not long after the press release in February, CMT kicked off its nationwide casting search for the series. They needed to fill all the rolls, from Elvis, to Johnny, to BB King and Ike Turner.

The company’s president, Brian Phillips, spoke about the casting process to Variety: “The characters are all larger-than-life, so casting is a daunting challenge, but we’re counting on the magic of Memphis to come alive again! This is among our most ambitious projects ever…”

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