A project in the works for ABC will mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attack with a limited series adapting the bestselling book “Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11.”
Academy Award-winning producer and screenwriter Mark Boal, best known for penning the screenplays for “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Hurt Locker,” is set to adapt Mitchell Zuckoff’s Harper Collins book.
Due in 2021, the series will be produced by Lionsgate and 3 Arts Entertainment, and executive produced by Erwin Stoff and Richard Abate of 3 Arts along with Zuckoff. Boal will also executive produce.
“Zuckoff’s ‘Fall and Rise’ chronicles the stories of those who were lost, saved and forever altered by the most heinous acts of terrorism on American soil,” ABC says in today’s announcement. “The television adaptation will attempt to be a portrait of American resilience in the face of tragedy and an accounting of 9/11’s aftermath decades later.”