Apparently John Belushi’s widow, Judy Belushi Pisano, and former SNL scribe Anne Beatts have written a TV series set to continue the story of The Blues Brothers. Belushi Pisano has said, “We have scripted it over six to eight shows where they are on a mission down the Mississippi back to New Orleans.” Set to take on the lead roles are the two actors portraying the duo in the touring musical, and as both characters are featured this seems to be set before the second film.
It doesn’t look like the series has been picked up yet and it may never go anywhere. Is there any need for a TV series? Will it have the right mix of music and comedy? Is it too late to cash in on The Blues Brothers? I have no idea.