A new television show is planning to bring the music of Billy Joel to life.
Called Scenes From an Italian Restaurant, its title coming from Joel’s 1977 song of the same name, the program marks the first time an artist’s entire catalog has been used for the basis of a TV series.
Unlike recent rock-inspired success stories like Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman, Scenes From an Italian Restaurant will eschew the real-life biography format and instead create a scripted world based around the songs. Characters from Joel’s work will be featured in the series, including the Stranger, the Piano Man, Mamma Leone and Sgt. O'Leary.