Alanis Morissette has had her life immortalised in an award-winning Broadway musical and a recent documentary and now the songstress is breaking into television as well with a comedy series.
Morissette is currently developing a single-camera comedy inspired by her life with US broadcast network ABC, with the Grammy-winner serving as executive producer on the show as well as writing all of the music, of course.
The show will be titled Relatable, and hails from co-creators Elizabeth Beckwith and Christopher Moynihan, who have worked on The Goldbergs and the TV adaptation of Kevin Hart’s Night School, respectively.
Of course, Morisette is best known for her debut album Jagged Little Pill which was released in 1995 and spawned the hits You Outta Know and Ironic. The record has sold over 30 million copies worldwide and also inspired the hit musical of the same name.
Jagged Little Pill – The Musical, was nominated for 15 awards at the 2021 Tony’s, taking home Best Book of a Musical for Diablo Cody and Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for Lauren Patten. The musical will open in Sydney in December 2021 starring Natalie Bassingthwaighte (Mary Jane), Tim Draxl (Steve), Emily Nkomo (Frankie), Liam Head (Nick), Maggie McKenna (Jo), Grace Miell (Bella) and Aydan (Phoenix).
Morissette, who is the recipient of eight Grammy Awards, is also the subject of the recent documentary Jagged which was made by filmmaker Alison Klayman. The project was originally made with Morissette’s cooperation, but then things took a different turn when the singer announced she would not be attending the film’s premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September, saying the end result is not what she agreed to.
“I agreed to participate in a piece about the celebration of Jagged Little Pill’s 25th anniversary and was interviewed during a very vulnerable time (while in the midst of my third postpartum depression during lockdown),” Morissette told The Hollywood Reporter.
“I was lulled into a false sense of security and their salacious agenda became apparent immediately upon my seeing the first cut of the film. This is when I knew our visions were in fact painfully diverged. This was not the story I agreed to tell.”
Jagged premieres on Saturday, November 27 at 9.30pm AEDT, available to watch On Demand on FOXTEL and on FOX DOCOS.