Netflix Lands Major Drama Series About Frank Sinatra

by Joe Rutland
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Netflix is about to take on one of the great entertainment stories ever and air a major dramatic series about Frank Sinatra.

Before going too far down the road, though, this series will have a person of personal interest as executive producer: Tina Sinatra, Frank’s daughter.

Let’s get some more details from an article by Deadline.

Others involved in this project include Frank Sinatra Enterprises, Lionsgate Television, and Universal Music Group’s Polygram Entertainment.

Oscar-winning director Bill Condon is handling that part of the production. He will write and direct the show’s pilot and be the showrunner, too. Condon also will be an executive producer along with business partner Greg Yolen.

Frank Sinatra Series Will Have Family Touch With Tina Sinatra As Executive Producer

Tina Sinatra and Bob Finkelstein will represent Frank Sinatra Enterprises. Michele Anthony, Bruce Resnikoff, and David Blackman, all from Polygram, UMG’s film and television production and development division, will be EPs. Jack Morrisey also will be an executive producer.

Condon won an Oscar for writing the film Gods and Monsters. But he’s also been involved with three musical feature films: Chicago, Dreamgirls, and The Greatest Showman.

If you think they don’t have enough things to use from Sinatra’s life, then think again.

Francis Albert Sinatra was born in New Jersey, a son of Italian immigrants in New Jersey.

His early success came as a Big Band singer with Tommy Dorsey. Frank Sinatra saw his career take a downturn when he lost his voice. “The Voice” was one of his nicknames, along with “The Chairman of the Board” and “Old Blue Eyes.”

One part of Sinatra’s life that doesn’t get too much attention is his charity and philanthropic work all over the world.

Rat Pack, Relationships, Academy Award All Part of Sinatra’s Life Story

He also found himself hosting his own variety show in the early 1950s on TV.

But Frank Sinatra had a plethora of hit songs. He won an Academy Award for his role in From Here to Eternity. Sinatra was the “ring-a-ding-ding” leader of the fabled Rat Pack along with Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, and others.

Then you have his number of Hollywood-related relationships with Ava Gardner, Mia Farrow, Judy Garland, Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe, and Angie Dickinson.

Frank Sinatra has an entire channel on Sirius Satellite Radio, “Siriusly Sinatra,” dedicated to his work. Other singers connected with “The Great American Songbook” can be heard on there, too. Besides Tina, Frank Sinatra had two other children, Nancy and Frank Jr. He famously did a duet with Nancy on “Something Stupid.”

Sinatra died at 82 years old on May 14, 1998. While “The Voice” may have died, his work and music remain as alive as ever.