A well-known US film maker is looking to make a “limited series” for TV on Roger Ailes, the recently ousted head of Fox News in the US. Leading the project is Tom McCarthy, the man responsible for Spotlight, along with journalists Gabriel Sherman (who wrote an unauthorised biography of Ailes and was a leading reporter on the numerous articles about sexual harassment allegations against Ailes at Fox for New York Magazine) and his wife, Jennifer Stahl.

Deadline.com reports that the series will be based on Sherman’s reporting on Ailes in the bestselling book The Loudest Voice in the Room and at New York Magazine, where Sherman is national affairs editor. McCarthy will be executive produce. Sherman and Stahl will write and co-executive produce. Blumhouse TV will serve as the studio, financing and producing the series.

We wonder if this one will be coming to Foxtel?

Peter Fray

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