Nat Geo’s not sure what it’s going to do with this whole Bill O’Reilly debacle.
“‘Killing Patton’ is currently in early development for 2019 as has been widely reported,” a company spokesperson told TheWrap via a statement. “Tonight is our upfront and we’re focused on announcing our robust and exciting 2018 slate.”
“We’re not making any decisions at the moment beyond our current upfront slate,” the cable channel concluded.
“Killing Patton” is an adaptation of a 2014 nonfiction book of the same title about the death of WWII General George Patton, which was written by O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. Executive producers are O’Reilly, Ridley Scott, David Zucker and Mary Lisio. Clayton Krueger is co-executive producer.
Should the project continue on, it will follow in the footsteps of other O’Reilly book-to-TV-movie adaptations such as “Killing Reagan,” “Killing Lincoln,” “Killing Kennedy” and “Killing Jesus.”