HBO Miniseries based on America in the King Years

Published on 02 March 2011 by in America in the King Years, General, HBO Miniseries


On May 4, 2010, news broke that Oprah Winfrey’s company is producing for HBO a 7-hour dramatic miniseries about the civil rights era based on my trilogy.  The stories announced that HBO recently brought prize-winning screenwriter Robert Schenkkan onto the project. I am very relieved that news of this miniseries is now public, even though I can’t say much about it.

Under HBO executive Kary Antholis, we have been developing outlines and script drafts for several years since my first meeting with HBO President Richard Plepler in 2006.  Our model is the 2008 miniseries on John and Abigail Adams, starring Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney.  Read full announcement >

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