AMC has announced today that it has greenlit the musical anthology series American Anthem. Singer/songwriter and The Hold Steady member Craig Finn will compose the original songs and T Bone Burnett (O Brother, Where Art Thou?, True Detective, Nashville) will serve as the project’s music producer. The show is created by Scott Z. Burns (The ReportContagion) and executive produced  The 8-part musical dramedy tells the story of a middle class midwestern family tumbling down the ladder of American society; periodically bursting into song as they struggle to catch themselves. Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, The Chronicles of Narnia) will be executive producing the AMC Studios production. American Anthem is expected to premiere in 2021.