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‘Urban Cowboy’ Remake Coming to TV This Fall

The 1980s classic, Urban Cowboy, is getting new life as a television series this fall.

According to Deadline, Fox has ordered one season of the drama series based on the film that starred John Travolta and Debra Winger. Craig Brewer, who wrote and directed the 2011 remake of another popular 80s film, Footloose, will help write, direct and produce the new series. Even the original producer, Robert Evans, is making a return as the same role for the remake.

“In the 35 years since I made the original Urban Cowboy, country music and the influence of Texas has gone stratospheric,” Evans told the Hollywood Reporter. “The timing could not be better to continue this story in the television world… And what an ace team of collaborators we have on board to make it happen.”

UPI shared the official description of the series released by Fox:

“Fueled with energetic music, it follows Kyle and Gaby, two star-crossed young lovers, as they pursue their dreams and passions through the sweat of line-dancing in honky-tonks, the grime of the oil refineries and the glamour of modern Texas. It’s about family legacies, starting over, finding true love, and the American dream.”

So far, the network has not announced the names of the actors who will be featured in the series or an official air date.

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‘Urban Cowboy’ Remake Coming to TV This Fall