TNT is readying a project centered on one of the most famous natural disasters in U.S. history. TheWrap reports that the cable channel ordered “1906,” a four-hour miniseries about the San Francisco earthquake that hit the city that year.
The project will look at San Francisco before and after the 1906 earthquake, including the fires that destroyed parts of the city after the shaking stopped, as well as the corruption that also damaged the town.
The network notes, “Mother nature caused the earthquake, but human nature caused the disaster. Only 10 percent of the damage happened because of the earthquake. The remaining 90 percent was a result of corruption, political graft, greed, and incompetence.”
“1906” is a co-production of Landscape Entertainment and eOne, with Bob Cooper of “Amistad” and Tyler Mitchell of “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” executive producing. An airdate hasn’t yet been set.