JJ Abrams, Sara Bareilles Dramedy Gets Series Order at Apple

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Apple has yet another project in the works and this one will have a little something extra to it, thanks to the voices of Sara Bareilles and J.J. Abrams. Well, probably just Bareilles’ voice, actually. But they both have a hand in the upcoming dramedy.

The tech giant has given a 10-episode series order to “Little Voice,” a half-hour project executive produced by Abrams, Grammy and Tony nominee Bareilles, and “I Am Sam” director Jessie Nelson, an individual with knowledge of the production tells TheWrap.

A love letter to the diverse musicality of New York, “Little Voice” explores the universal journey of finding your authentic voice in your early 20s. Bareilles (“Waitress” musical), who’s hosting the upcoming Tony Awards with Josh Groban, will provide original music for the fresh, intensely romantic tale of the search to find your true voice… and then the courage to use it.

Nelson (who worked with Bareilles on “Waitress”) will be showrunner for the series, as well as penning the script and directing the first episode.

“Little Voice” hails from Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Abrams, Bareilles, Nelson and Ben Stephenson (“Westworld”) will executive produce.