CBS Nears Deal on James Comey Memoir Miniseries

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CBS Nears Deal on James Comey Memoir Miniseries

CBS nears deal on James Comey memoir miniseries

The Hollywood Reporter brings word that CBS TV Studios is entering final negotiations to bring the James Comey memoir A Higher Loyalty to the small screen in a miniseries format.

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Published in April 2018, the memoir tells the story of James Comey and his untold experiences through his two-decades career in the federal government, including four years as the director of the FBI from 2013-17, receiving his appointment from Barack Obama. Comey took the title from claims that he was told by Donald Trump in a private meeting to keep a personal loyalty to Trump during the investigation into Michael Flynn, while Comey chose to hold himself to a “higher loyalty” to justice and the truth.

The miniseries will be penned by Billy Ray, known for having written the screenplay or Captain Phillips, while helping co-write the screenplays for State of PlayThe Hunger Games and the upcoming action horror film Overlord, set for a Nov. 9 release, and second Terminator reboot, set for a Nov. 15, 2019 release.

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Alex Kurtzman, co-creator and executive producer of CBS series Hawaii Five-0 and Star Trek: Discovery, will be executive producing the series through his studio Secret Hideout alongside Shane Selerno and his studio The Story Factory. Kurtzman recently signed a lucrative deal with CBS TV Studios for current seasons and future series, including a second upcoming Star Trek series for streaming service CBS All Access with Patrick Stewart reprising his role of Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

CBS TV Studios has not released any further comments on the deal, nor has a network been announced for the miniseries.

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