Michael Wolff’s bestselling tale of White House palace intrigue, the bestselling Fire and Fury, has been set to be adapted into a television series for a yet-to-be-determined network since its publication in January. Details about the eagerly anticipated series have been slow to come out but, on Wednesday, March 28th, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jay Roach is set to direct the series.
Roach is well known as the go-to director for all things political, having directed Game Change about the 2008 presidential election, and Recount, which details the Florida recount that determined the fate of the 2000 presidential contest, for HBO Films. He also directed the feature film Trumbo, starring Bryan Cranston who was nominated for an Oscar for his performance as blacklisted writer, Dalton Trumbo.
Wolff’s book tells the inside story of President Trump and his staff’s first year in power in a fly-on-the-wall approach that gave the author unprecedented access to the administration’s power brokers. The book made headlines for weeks fueled by President Trump’s denunciation.
Television rights to the book were secured by Endeavor Content days after the book was released. The deal reportedly netted Wolff a seven-figure payday. The book itself has been wildly successful, topping the New York Times’ bestseller list for 10 straight weeks and has sold over 2 million copies in the US.
Jay Roach will also serve as executive producer of the series along with Michael Wolff, BBC exec Michael Jackson, and John Lyons.
You can read more details about the series here.