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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.


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.

THR was the first to report the news.