Fox’s next live musical is A Christmas Story and the female lead has been revealed.
Saturday Night Live alumna Maya Rudolph will star as the mother of the 9-year-old protagonist, Ralphie Parker.
Prior Fox musicals include Grease: Live in 2015 and Tyler Perry’s Passion in 2016.
Several new songs will be composed for this version of the classic 1983 movie.
A musical on A Christmas Story opened on Broadway in November 2012 and scored multiple Tony nominations.
A Christmas Story will be a three-hour broadcast on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m.
The remaining cast members are set to be announced at a later date.