"I have learned that NBC is in early stages of development of an eight-episode event series about the Beatles that would tell the story of the greatest band of all time," writes our good friend Nellie Andreeva in a scoop at Deadline.com.
She continues, "The series will be written by 'The Tudors' creator/executive producer Michael Hirst who will executive produce with 'Tudors' executive producers Ben Silverman [a forrmer co-chairman of NBC Entertainment] and Teri Weinberg. The project reunites the trio with [current] NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt, who greenlighted 'The Tudors' while he [was president of entertainment at] Showtime."
The story does not mention whether the surviving Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, will be involved in the project. Nor does it mention if the estates of John Lennon or George Harrison will take part. And nothing is said about what rights to Beatles music have been obtained.