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First There Was the Popular TV Series 'The Untouchables.' Then a Popular Movie Version Starring Kevin Costner and Sean Connery. Now NBC Is Looking at Another Show About the Same Character (Who Was Real), Eliot Ness, But Later in His Career Deadline

NBC is developing an eight-hour miniseries that is being described as an “ambitious event program.” The description comes from Deadline.com's report noting that the network is working with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron on the project -- "Nemesis," which focuses on Prohibition agent Eliot Ness.

The project, from Sony Pictures TV, is based on the book “Nemesis: The Final Case of Eliot Ness,” by William Bernhardt, which examines Ness’ real-life case tracking down the “Torso Killer,” a serial killer who decapitated and dissected his victims.

The script is being written by Benjamin Brand of IFC’s “Bollywood Hero.”

The piece reports: “This is a big week for Zadan and Meron, who have two high-profile event projects premiering: ‘The Sound Of Music’ on Thursday [a live staging on NBC] and the four-hour miniseries ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ on Sunday on History, Lifetime and A&E, the latter also produced by Sony TV.”

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