The world of conservative talk radio may be coming to television. Warner Bros. has optioned the rights to the book “Talk” by Michael Smerconish, the CNN and SiriusXM host, according to a report by Politico.
The studio, Politico says, “plans to turn the novel into a one-hour ‘explosive drama, exposing the inner workings of conservative talk radio and campaign politics’ with hopes of it hitting the airwaves before the 2016 election.”
No network is yet attached. Jim Leonard (“Dexter”) and Michael Robin (“The Closer”) will executive produce, with Robin set to direct if it gets to the pilot stage.
Smerconish told Politico that he wrote the novel, which was published last summer, with the screen in mind. The book follows an ambitious rising star in conservative radio wrestling with his conscience. “The conflict is whether he stays true to himself or lets his star rise,” Smerconish told Politico.