Netflix To Launch Unscripted Music Reality Show
Netflix will venture into the world of reality television with the debut of their first unscripted music show, “Westside.” Set to debut on Nov. 9th, “Westside” will follow the stories of nine aspiring artists, including former “American Idol” finalist Pia Toscano, as they try to stage a live performance.
Instead of the talent show competition format of most modern day reality music shows, “Westside” has more in common with the early success stories of reality television such as MTV’s “Real World” franchise, following the group of cast-together musicians as they work to put on a collaborative showcase.
The artists on the show will be supported with original music written by some of the hottest hitmakers in the business, including Ryan Tedder, Shane McAnally, Jason Boyd, Diane Warren and Busbee among others.
Warner Bros. Records has signed on to release the soundtrack for the show and has already released two songs from the first series, “We Are The Ones” and “Vibe”.
“’Westside’ struck me immediately as a quantum leap forward in the synergy of contemporary music with the raw vibe of today’s unscripted series innovations. Musical diversity as a powerful social force is the cornerstone of Westside, and nowhere is that relationship better understood than at Warner Bros. Records,” WBR COO and Co-Chairman Tom Corson told Variety.
The show is set to premiere on Netflix on Nov. 9th.