Adam McKay is producing an untitled limited series about Jeffrey Epstein for HBO, the network announced Wednesday.
The project, based on Miami Herald investigative reporter Julie K. Brown’s upcoming book about Epstein, will be executive produced by McKay and his producing partner Kevin Messick, in addition to Brown. The project comes as McKay enters a new deal reuniting him with HBO, where he is also set to produce and direct the untitled 1970s-set pilot about the Showtime Lakers.
McKay’s new company, Hyperobject Industries, has signed a five-year, first-look television deal with the company to develop content for both HBO and the recently unveiled streaming service HBO Max. “Who Is America?” producer Todd Schulman has joined the company to oversee the TV deal and its output.
“We are delighted to continue our longtime collaboration with Adam McKay with this new deal,” says Casey Bloys, HBO programming president. “Adam is a uniquely talented director and producer, and we are looking forward to working with him and the team at Hyperobject on many projects to come.”
“We’ve worked with Casey Bloys, Francesca Orsi, Len Amato and the team at HBO for years on shows like ‘Eastbound & Down,’ ‘FOD Presents’ and ‘Succession,'” said McKay. “They’re fearless, extremely clued in and know how to frame and present a show like no one else.”