“Hadestown” is coming to Fox TV Studios

‘Hadestown’ apologizes to audience member reprimanded by cast member

‘Hadestown’ apologizes to audience member reprimanded by cast member

“Hadestown” is coming to Fox for a limited engagement beginning Jan. 9.

The comedy, based on the children’s book by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, centers on a group of Hadestownians who have a “special relationship” with the local water-dwelling community, a species of bat-like creature.

“It’s part of a really interesting and innovative creative space that we’re in,” Fox TV Studios head of comedy development Marc Weinstock tells The Hollywood Reporter. “In this age of TV, the medium is becoming more like a theatrical experience, and it’s really exciting to be a part of it.”

The show begins with seven Hadestockians, who are all different, in a new-to-the-world city where a former classmate and lifelong best friend, Emily Prentiss (Julianna Margulies), has returned to a different life after losing her fiancé in a car crash.

Margulies, who plays Prentiss, won her first Emmy this year for her portrayal of Emily on “Masters of Sex,” while Weis won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her work on “The X-Files.”

Hickman, who took to heart the “Hadestown” story that inspired the show’s name, will write the show with Weis, with whom she also worked on “The X-Files.”

To prepare for the role, which required her to be at her best, Hickman flew to New York for a week and toured the city with Prentiss’s mother, played by Lily Rabe.

Weis, meanwhile, spent a lot of time practicing her pitch and developing a strong sense of humor, Weinstock says.

“I’ve never seen anyone with a better grasp of improv,” he says. “It’s not like a show rehearsal. It’s really hard work

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