Roger Ailes may be out as the head of the Fox News Channel, but that doesn’t mean he’s off television. Ailes, who exited FNC abruptly this year amid allegations of sexual harassment, is the focus of a new limited series.
Ailes “is getting the ‘Spotlight’ treatment,” Deadline.com reports. “The recently ousted Fox News topper will be the subject of a limited series from Oscar-winning ‘Spotlight’ co-writer/director Tom McCarthy, Blumhouse Television (Emmy-winning ‘The Jinx,’ ‘The Normal Heart’) and journalists Gabriel Sherman and Jennifer Stahl.”
“The series will be based on Sherman’s reporting on Ailes in the bestselling book ‘The Loudest Voice in the Room’ and New York magazine, where Sherman is National Affairs Editor,” Deadline notes. “The announcement was made today at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit.”
McCarthy, who spearheaded the Oscar winner “Spotlight,” will executive produce and oversee the project, which will be written and co-executive produced by Sherman and Stahl.