There’s a new scripted TV show based on U2 in the works of showrunner and director JJ Abrams.
The upcoming series, which is slated for release on the popular streaming platform Netflix, does not yet have a title. It should be written by Anthony McCarten, who is one of Hollywood’s first biopic writers. He wrote projects like The theory of everything (2014), The Darkest Hour (2017), The Two Popes (2019), and Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).
The show, which is still in the early stages of production, has no set story. U2 involvement ‘kept secret’, reports Result.
Forming in Dublin, Ireland in the mid-1970s, U2 have gone on to become one of the greatest bands in popular music history. Composed of vocalist Bono, guitarist The Edge, bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen Jr., the group is responsible for hits like “With or Without You”, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “A.”
The band, who are known for their stadium-filling sound, have also released some of the biggest albums, including Joshua tree and How to dismantle an atomic bomb.
More recently, the band’s lead singer, Bono, released a statement curiously criticizing his own vocals. Speaking on the Awards Speech podcast, Bono said he was “embarrassed” by his band’s old catalog and hated his band’s name. He added that he only learned to sing “recently”.
“I really don’t like” the name, says Bono. “But I was late in a kind of dyslexia. I also didn’t know that the Beatles were a bad pun.
Bono added: “In our minds it was like the spy plane, the U-boat, it was futuristic – because it turned out to involve that kind of acquiescence, no, I don’t like it. not that name. I still don’t really like the name. However, he added: “Paul McGuinness, our first manager, said, ‘Listen, that’s a great name, it’ll look good on a t-shirt, a letter and a number. “”
He also doesn’t like or want to talk about the band’s old catalog, which must surprise fans and even the band’s harshest critics.
“I was in the car when one of our songs played on the radio and I was the colour, as they say in Dublin, of scarlet. I’m so embarrassed,” Bono said. sounds amazing”, but the problem comes down to his “Irish macho” voice, which to him always sounds “tense”.
“The one I listen to the most is [the song] ‘Miss Sarajevo’ with Luciano Pavarotti,” Bono said. “Genuine, most of the others make me cringe a bit. Although ‘Vertigo’ is probably the one I’m most proud of. It’s how he connects with the crowd.
“The big breakthrough for me,” Bono continued, “was listening to The Ramones and hearing Joey Ramone’s beautiful kind of sound and realizing that I didn’t have to be that rock and roll singer. roll.”
He said, “I only became a singer recently, maybe it hasn’t happened to some people’s ears yet and I understand that.”