Belushi widow & Aykroyd produce Blues Brothers animated series

Judy Belushi and Dan Aykroyd are developing a kid-oriented Blues Brothers animated series with Bento Box, the studio behind Bob's Burgers.

The show will feature classic R&B. It's been in development for a decade. This is its second incarnation, after an abortive deal with Film Roman (the studio behind The Simpsons) in 1997. It is being shopped to TV "platforms" this month.

Co-created and executive produced by original Blues Brother Aykroyd, Judy Belushi and Emmy-winning original Saturday Night Live writer Anne Beatts, the series will chronicle the music, mayhem and comedy adventures of Jake and Elwood Blues, along with the characters within their master blues band. The boys take their act on the road and back to that same old place, sweet home Chicago. Music will be a main character in the new series. Each episode will feature a score and soundtrack curated with the soul, blues and R&B classics and hits performed by the Blues Brothers, as well as new performances recorded specifically for the show.

"The show will be the Blues Brothers living in America and utilizing all new technology to make and promote their own records, seek out and record new artists and avoid law enforcement – and all while fighting for truth, justice and a better breakfast sandwich," Aykroyd said.

'The Blues Brothers' Animated Series With Dan Aykroyd In The Works At Bento Box
[Nellie Andreeva/Deadline]

(via Rolling Stone)