MEMPHIS, Tenn.– CMT’s show “Million Dollar Quartet” got killed before it even aired its pilot.
Luckily, Elvis and friends live on under the new show name “Sun Records” that also released it’s official teaser trailer today.
The show is scheduled to air February 23, at 10 PM EST.
CMT released the change in the name last week.
They show originally centered around Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins but they’ve decided to change the focus to Sam Phillips and record label that launched many music legends careers.
BizJournal reports that the show will not be a musical even though it’s based on the musical “Million Dollar Quartet”.
CMT offers this description of the film: “Set in Memphis during the tumultuous early days of the civil rights movement, “Sun Records” tells the untold story of nothing less than the birth of rock ‘n’ roll. Guided by Sam Phillips, young musicians like Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis combined the styles of hillbilly country with the 1950s R&B sound created by artists like Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Fats Domino and Ike Turner, and changed the course of music forever. The series chronicles these young artists’ often jarring and sudden meteoric rise to fame in the face of sweeping political change and social unrest.”