Fox developing series about Boston Marathon tragedy
Fox is developing an event series about the bombings that took place at the 2013 Boston Marathon.
Rod Lurie will serve as writer, director, and executive producer of the untitled project, based on the book Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City’s Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice by Boston Globe reporters Scott Helman and Jenna Russell.
The four-hour drama “follows the heartbreak, terror, and triumph on Boston’s tragic Marathon day and the week that followed, told through the eyes of various Bostonians who would not let their city’s fighting spirit die,” according to its official logline.
Helman and Russell were part of the Boston Globe team that was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for its reporting on the twin bombings, which killed three people and injured 275 on April 15, 2013. The authors will act as consultants on the series.
Basil Iwanyk and Kent Kubena of Thunder Road Pictures will serve as executive producers.