Heckerling has signed on to helm all ten episodes of the show, which starts filming this week in La.
The series stars The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’s Darren Criss and You’re the Worst’s Kether Donohue and is produced by Fox’s Gail Berman-led SideCar.
Royalties is a satirical take on the oft-untold story of songwriters behind the world’s biggest hits. It follows the ascent of a ragtag songwriting duo – Sara (Donohue) and Pierce (Criss) – as they navigate the strange and hilarious challenges of creating a truly great song, week after week.
Each episode will feature real-life entertainment personalities portraying fictitious (and ridiculous) music stars, along with original songs penned by Criss.
Criss is co-writing and executive-producing the series