ABBA:
Thank You for the Music,
An All-Star Tribute
GenreSpecial
Directed byJohan Renck
Country of origin
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Sweden
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producerSimon Fuller
ProducerJohan Renck
Running time120 minutes
Production companyXIX Entertainment
Distributor
Release
Original network
Original release2021 (2021)

ABBA: Thank You for the Music, An All-Star Tribute is an American-British television special tribute to the Swedish band ABBA set for release in 2021 on NBC and BBC One.

Premise

It will feature appearances by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad and a performance of their new song "I Still Have Faith in You" by their digital avatars. It will also include appearances by a variety of musical artists performing ABBA songs such as "Dancing Queen," "Mamma Mia," "The Winner Takes It All," and "Take a Chance on Me."[1]

Production

On April 27, 2018, it was announced that NBC and the BBC were co-producing a television special tribute to Swedish band ABBA. The special is set to be directed and produced by Johan Renck and executive produced by Simon Fuller. Production companies involved with the special include Fuller's XIX Entertainment.[2] On May 4, 2018, it was announced that the special had been titled ABBA: Thank You for the Music, An All-Star Tribute.[1][3][4]

In July 2020 it was reported the project would be delayed until 2021.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b Pedersen, Erik (4 May 2018). "NBC Sets ABBA Reunion/Tribute Special For December & Gives It A Title". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  2. ^ White, Peter (27 April 2018). "ABBA To Reunite After 35 Years With NBC & BBC TV Special". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  3. ^ Brockington, Ariana (4 May 2018). "TV News Roundup: 'Descendants 3' Adds Two More to Cast". Variety. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  4. ^ Enos, Morgan (4 May 2018). "ABBA Tribute Special Coming to NBC in December". Billboard. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  5. ^ Cashmere, Paul. "New ABBA Music Bumped Into 2021". noise11.com. Retrieved 23 April 2021.