Drama Series Inspired by John Mayer's 'The Heart of Life' Gets Pilot Order

The new TV show by ABC, which will see the 'New Light' singer serving as executive producer, will revolve around two long-lost siblings as they reconnect as adults.

AceShowbiz - John Mayer's 2006 track "The Heart of Life" is to be adapted into a TV drama.

Bosses at U.S. network ABC have commissioned a pilot of the new show, which will focus on two long-lost siblings who reconnect as adults, according to The Hollywood Reporter. John, 41, is acting as an executive producer on the project.

The song, which appeared on his third album "Continuum" but was never released as a single, does not have any lyrics referring to the proposed plot of the new drama, "Heart of Life". However, it does address love and loss, with lines like "Pain throws your heart to the ground" and "love turns the whole thing around".

"Heart of Life" will reportedly spin the song's themes into a full-scale series detailing how the two relatives, whose separation has given them very different experiences in life, find joy in reuniting with a family they never knew.

"Cars 2" screenwriter Ben Queen is to write the drama for 20th Century Fox TV and ABC Studios.

The project marks the "Waiting on the World to Change" hitmaker's latest move beyond music, as he also hosts his own Instagram Live chat show, "Current Mood", the second season of which began on Sunday, January 27.

This is the latest instance of Hollywood executives looking to the charts for inspiration. Last year rockers Plain White T's announced plans to turn their 2006 hit "Hey There Delilah" into a romcom series. Its lyrics told the story of a fictional relationship between frontman Tom Higgenson and a college student living in New York City.

One popstar whose move into TV has failed is Harry Styles, as "Happy Together", a sitcom based on Harry's time lodging with TV producer Ben Winston during One Direction's early days, was cancelled by CBS chiefs after just one season.

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