Writer-Producer-Director Larry Charles of ‘Borat’ and ‘Seinfeld’ Fame Preps Send-up of Steve Jobs for TV Series

Mar 16, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Writer, producer, director Larry Charles, whose credits include "Borat" and "Seinfeld," is taking on Apple icon Steve Jobs.

In fact, the TV series will be call "iCon," according to the New York Times, which says might make the Apple co-founder "iRate."

The show, for start-up cable network Epix, is based on the parody blog (and novel) "The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs" by Dan Lyons, who will also be the primary pen behind the TV show.

Epix, is a joint venture between Viacom, its Paramount Pictures unit, MGM and Lionsgate. Thus far, besides have a Website, it’s only available on Verizon’s FiOS system.

Charles issued this statement about the series: “We are attempting to do nothing less than a modern ‘Citizen Kane.’ A scabrous satire of Silicon Valley and its most famous citizen.”

No word on a debut date.

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