Country icon Shania Twain is helping develop a new TV series, announcing plans to develop best-selling author Debbie Macomber’s Heart of Texas novels for the small screen.
According to press announcements and social media posts, the ’90s hitmaker will executive produce the new project alongside Roma Roth and Christopher E. Perry — the tandem who recently executive produced Netflix’s original series, Virgin River.
Together, the new team adapt a series which follows “the personal and professional struggles of siblings Savanah, Grady and Richard Weston, who must fight to keep the family ranch and legacy alive after the untimely death of their parents,” and Twain will also be “contributing creatively.” She notes on social media she hopes the project will include a “kick ass” soundtrack.
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I’m so excited to be able to finally talk about this! Heart of Texas, a book series by New York Times #1 bestselling author @debbiemacomber is coming to the screen and I’m going to be an executive producer! It’s a story of love and the land and its got some true grit – hopefully a kick ass soundtrack too 😘
“Heart of Texas is an exciting project for me to be involved in as I very much relate to the dynamics and the powerful connection of friends and family of a small-town community,” Twain says. “It’s a story of love, laughter and true grit, all elements that so strongly influence my songwriting.”
Macomber’s Heart of Texas series has sold 200 million copies worldwide and spent over 1,000 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Thirteen titles have reached the list’s top spot.