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Report: Susan Sarandon Talking to a Top TV Executive to Do a Series Inspired by Her Film ‘Dead Man Walking’

Apr 6, 2016  •  Post A Comment

“Oscar-winner Susan Sarandon wants to resurrect her 1995 death row drama ‘Dead Man Walking’ to inspire a new TV series,” reports the New York Post’s Page Six.

The story adds, “An insider told us Sarandon, who won an Oscar for the film, and her production team met with Discovery Group president Henry Schleiff on Tuesday to pitch a series about exonerating wrongfully accused inmates (though Sean Penn’s movie character was not wrongly accused).”

Most significantly for Sarandon, Schleiff is in charge of Investigation Discovery, which would be the Discovery network most likely to be interested in such a show.

Here’s Sarandon, on OWN’s “Master Class” series, telling how she first met Sister Helen Prejean and was introduced to Prejean’s book “Dead Man Walking”:

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