Disney Branded Television is looking to bring some music to the small screen and David E. Talbert has just the story. Talbert is currently developing a series Madelyn Square Garden that follows the adventures of a young woman and her dreams of making it to Broadway.

Courtesy of David E. Talbert

Courtesy of David E. Talbert

What’s Happening:

  • David E. Talbert is partnering with Disney Branded Television for a new musical series, Madelyn Square Garden.
  • The playwright and filmmaker is currently developing a series for Disney that will focus on a young woman as she moves to the Big Apple with ambitions of making it big on Broadway.
  • The series will be produced by Talbert and his wife and partner, Lyn Sisson-Talbert through their production company, Golden Alchemy Entertainment.
  • In addition to Madelyn Square Garden, Talbert and Sisson-Talbert are developing the comedy Better Late for ABC — a joint production with Lebron James and Maverick Carter for Springhill Entertainment.

Synopsis: 

  • “The story introduces a young woman named Madelyn as she moves to New York from Mississippi, thinking her dreams of being on Broadway are about to come true. But she soon discovers that she will need more than raw talent to beat out the competition at her elite performing arts school. She will also set off on an unexpected journey that will reveal why her grandfather ran off to New York City with his own Broadway ambitions, never returning home.”

About Talbert:

  • Throughout his career, Talbert has served as a director and author, and has been awarded for his work, earning:
    • NAACP’s Best Playwright of the Year Award
    • NAACP Trailblazer Award
    • New York Literary Award for Best Playwright of the Year
  • Some of his biggest projects include:
    • Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
    • Almost Christmas
    • Baggage Claim
    • First Sunday
    • The Fabric of a Man
    • Love in the Nick of Tyme
    • Love on the Dotted Line
    • Love Don’t Live Here No More: Book One of Doggy Tales

What They’re Saying:

  • Ayo Davis, president, Disney Branded Television: “David’s devoted fan base continues to grow because his passion for joyful stories with a strong emotional connection shines through to create something truly unique that transcend all limits. We look forward to working with him at Disney, where music is part of our programming DNA and where we’ve proven that great stories, coupled with world-class music, can connect viewers across cultural, socio-economic and geographical lines.”