“General Hospital” star Billy Miller (Jason Morgan, Jake Doe) has landed a primetime role in the buzzed about TV adaptation of “Urban Cowboy.” News hit the internet over the summer that Paramount Pictures was throwing together a TV adaptation of John Travolta’s 1980 classic – and FOX is currently filming the drama’s pilot episode in Houston, Texas.
In August Deadline shared this information about the exciting new “Urban Cowboy” adaptation, “In the TV adaptation, Kyle, a version of the character played by Travolta in the movie, is Mexican. He is an extremely popular rodeo circuit rider who is a puppet for the drug cartel, forced to flee Mexico after ticking off the wrong people. Now, with a price on his head, he and his sister make their way to Houston, given sanctuary by his Uncle Al, also an illegal immigrant who has made a life for himself in the United States.”
According to IMDB, Billy Miller will be playing the part of a character named “Bobby.” The “Urban Cowboy” cast includes some familiar names like: Alfonso Herrera, Lindsey Gort, James Belushi, Riley Smith, and Holly Jee.
Now, before “General Hospital” fans get totally worked up – keep in mind that we have no idea how major of a role Miller’s is, so hopefully it won’t interfere with his GH schedule. Although, the fact that he was cast for the pilot episode usually means that his character will be pretty relevant. According to Deadline, FOX is hoping for a premiere of “Urban Cowboy” as early as mid season (that awkward stage between the end of Fall TV and before summer premieres).
Are you as excited as we are to see Billy Miller in “Urban Cowboy?” Do you think the adaptation of John Travolta’s 1980’s movie will be a hit? Share your thoughts in the comments below!