Broadcast network veteran Chuck Lorre is throwing in with yet another streaming service. The Big Bang Theory creator is developing Bonfire of the Vanities for a possible event series for Amazon Prime Video, EW has confirmed.
Produced by Amazon Studios and Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, the potential series is a drama about ambition, racism, social class, politics, and greed in 1980s New York City. Red Band Society‘s Margaret Nagle will executive produce and write the series and Mother Jones’ David Corn will serve as a consultant.
Bonfire of the Vanities is based on Tom Wolfe’s novel of the same name, which was released in 27 installments in Rolling Stone in the early ’80s before being published as a book in 1987. A film adaptation of the movie was released in 1990 and starred Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, and Melanie Griffith.
This developing project stands out since Lorre is most well known for his comedies. In addition to The Big Bang Theory, he’s currently working on Netflix’s Disjointed, a pot-workplace comedy that stars Kathy Bates, and he’s responsible for creating Mom, Two and Half Men, and executive producing Mike & Molly, which starred Melissa McCarthy and ended in May. In 2008, he wrote an episode of CSI.
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