HBO pulled the plug on a project that has been in development at the pay-cable channel that would have focused on Donald Trump and the 2016 presidential election, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports. The project, announced back in March, was connected with a book co-authored by Mark Halperin, who has been caught up in sexual harassment allegations.
In a statement today, HBO said: “HBO is no longer proceeding with the project tied to the untitled book co-authored by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann on the 2016 presidential election. HBO has no tolerance for sexual harassment within the company or its productions.”
THR notes that the project, planned as a miniseries, would have marked Halperin’s second project at HBO.
“Halperin and frequent collaborator John Heilemann co-wrote the book ‘Game Change’ on which the 2012 HBO movie was based,” THR reports. “Centered on the 2008 presidential election and specifically the Republican party ticket of Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin, the telepic nabbed five Emmys, including for best writing, and three Golden Globes.”