ABC has decided to postpone its planned ‘live-action/animation hybrid television experience’ of ‘The Little Mermaid.’
The postponement is said to be due to financial constraints.
via Page Six:
“The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live!” was scheduled to air on Oct. 3. Per the report, it is unlikely that the project will move forward, even though production had built sets and rehearsals were about to start.
Earlier this year, NBC postponed its Jennifer Lopez-led production of “Bye Bye Birdie Live!” — which was slated for December — because of its star’s complicated schedule. (Its live versions of “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “A Few Good Men” are still on track for the spring.) Meanwhile, Fox plans to follow up its “Grease: Live” success with a musical adaptation of “A Christmas Story” in December and a live performance of “Rent” in 2018.
Well — if they can’t afford to do it right, then it’s probably best they don’t do it at all.