According to a report from Deadline Hollywood, HBO is developing a miniseries based on the early career and subsequent ascension to power of former Vice President Richard Bruce Cheney. The series will be based on the book and PBS documentary ‘The Dark Side’ which tells the story of his days as Donald RUmsfeld’s protege in the Nixon administration through his vice presidency under George W. Bush. Producers describe the series this way: “…the project will center on Cheney’s “single-minded pursuit of enhanced power for the Presidency (that) was unprecedented in the nation’s history.”
Former West Wing and Six Feet Under writer, Rick Cleavland is writing the miniseries while producers from the Frontline series are executive producing.
HBO has also been hard at work on Game Change a documentary that focuses on the 2008 presidential campaign and specifically the Republican ticket with Julianne Moore taking on the part of Sarah Palin. Stay tuned for more info on both projects!