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A trailer has just been released for the Brett Morgen-directed pilot When The Street Lights Go On, which Deadline notes just screened at Sundance as part of the Independent Pilot Showcase.
When The Street Lights Go On started out as a Black List feature by Chris Hutton and Eddie O’Keefe before transitioning to a series. The pilot was originally set up as a project for Hulu, but was eventually dropped. Hopefully its premiere at Sundance will land it a new home.
“We really approached it as a movie, it is very cinematic,” said Morgen at Sundance last week. TV is relatively new for Morgen having only worked on features before.
The series takes place during the summer of 1983 in a quiet, suburban town and centers on the murder of a high school student and her teacher. Morgen is known for his documentary work which includes Cobain: Montage of Heck and The Kid Stays in the Picture, which was used as inspiration for the two-part season 2 finale of IFC’s Documentary Now!.
When The Street Lights Go On is produced by Paramount TV and Anonymous Content. Morgen executives produces along with Hutton, O’Keefe, Chad Hamilton, Tariq Merhab, Michael Sugar and Steve Golin.