On the heels of the recent release of the fourth season of ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ a new season of the hit NBC reality show is in the works.
The show, which was initially filmed in 2010, has since been re-titled ‘The Celebrity Apprentice: The Musical’ after the musical’s stars decided to go on a full tour of the U.S. in 2017, with the show taking place around the country and across the globe.
The series is being filmed for a 2018 release, which will include a cast that includes Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding, Tyra Banks, and others.
“We had a lot of people come up to us asking us what we were going to call the show,” producer Simon Halls said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, “and we decided to use the word ‘Celebrities’ instead.”
“We’re excited about the show and it’s going to be really fun,” executive producer Matt Gourley said.
“I’m excited to be a part of it and I’m excited for all of the fans and for the cast and crew and the producers and all of you.
And I think we’re going to make it great.”
The ‘Celefrities’ cast will play themselves, but they won’t be singing any of the songs, which the producers have been working on for the last four years.
The song selection process began with a search for the right songs to use for the show, and Halls explained that the cast of the show will not be the same as the ones who appear on the series.
“If there was a group of people, I don’t know if I could call them the same, but I can say the same about this group of performers,” Halls said.
“[It’s] like having the same musical tastes, but the songs are different.
They have different styles of songwriting, different songwriting styles, different vocal styles, and they’ve all come together in a way that’s really different than what we’ve done on the show before.”
The musical will be directed by Jon Favreau, who previously wrote and directed the hit movie ‘The Revenant,’ ‘The Hangover,’ and ‘The Big Short.’
“The whole thing has been inspired by our life experiences in the business, the highs and lows, and the ups and downs of our careers,” Favreau said.
“‘The Celebrity’ was written from a very real place,” he continued, “but it also was written to be something very special, something that will be a very special musical experience.”
In the press release announcing the new show, the show’s producers said the cast will be “as varied and diverse as the American people,” which is what fans will be looking for when they tune in.
“There is no one that’s going be playing everyone,” Gourleys said.
In addition to the new musical, the cast members have been asked to “take part in a variety of social events throughout the country, including in-person events and events in front of the studio,” and “to participate in a virtual reality event in the studio.”
“I think it’s really exciting for all the producers that we are able to work with the people who are so passionate about the shows,” Goryson said.