A TV series about President Ronald Reagan is in the works at the USA Network from former “Empire” co-executive producer David Rambo, Asylum Entertainment, Primary Wave Entertainment and Universal Cable Productions, Deadline reports.
“It is executive produced by Reagan’s daughter Patti Davis, making it the first project developed and written with cooperation from a member of the Reagan family,” the story reports. “Written by Rambo, the untitled limited series is described as an intimate exploration of what made Ronald Reagan an American paragon, beloved husband and complex father, chronicling his early days as a lifeguard, his tumultuous years in Hollywood, and his triumphs and tragedies as president.”
Rambo and Davis are executive producing along with Asylum Entertainment’s Steven Michaels, Jonathan Koch, Joan Harrison and Ben Press and Primary Wave Entertainment’s Bryan O’Connell.
The report notes that Rambo “previously wrote a one-man play, ‘The Lifeguard,’ which intertwined reflections on Reagan’s early days working as a lifeguard and his four summit meetings with Mikhail Gorbachev.”