As opposed to the previous clip, the new spot features a longer look at the larger cast – not just Carrie Underwood – as they describe details of the production. Though Underwood opens the promo, Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti, Christian Borle and Stephen Moyer are all featured – with Benanti saying perhaps the most defining and important-to-note detail:
“We’re not trying to remake the movie. Nobody can remake the movie,” Benanti asserts. Of course, referencing the 1965 Oscar-nominated film adaptation starring Julie Andrews. It has been said previously that this production is more-aptly compared to the original stage production of the story….if a comparision is even necessary.
Castmembers note the scope of the production (“The set was a NASA hanger,” says Borle), as well as make sure to compliment each other – the incredible talent the Sound of Music production will be featuring.
Surely, as Benanti says, the NBC production will be “a Sound of Music for a new generation.”
Watch the full trailer below:
The Sound of Music airs live on NBC December 5th.