Oprah WInfrey is developing a drama project for HBO, reports Lacey Rose at The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed blog.
Says the story, "The untitled project centers on a wealthy academic who has become the first black president of a prestigious liberal arts college. He and his family are thrust into national headlines, forcing them to present an idyllic public façade, all while engaging in agonizing personal battles and struggling with dark obsessions."
The article continues, "Playwright Thomas Bradshaw is on board to write and co-executive produce the hourlong effort, with Winfrey and Harpo’s Kate Forte attached as executive producers." The project is under the banner of Winfrey’s Harpo Films.