George Clooney teams up with ‘Making a Murderer’ Creators for New Scripted Series

Series is based off Huffington Post’s “America’s Most Admired Lawbreaker” article

The Creators of Making a Murderer are at it once again. Paste Magazine reported that the duo consisting of Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos have teamed up with George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures to create a new scripted TV show. Ricciardi and Demos are also set to direct the show. The TV show is set to be based on Steven Brill’s Huffington Post article ‘America’s Most Admired Lawbreaker.’ The details as to the network and episode count have not been confirmed but further details are to come.

The lawbreaker in question is family friendly conglomerate Johnson & Johnson. Brill’s article focused on how the pharmaceutical company marketed a drug called Risperdal to children and seniors while evading the true nature of its side effects. The effects eventually caught up with them but Brill reports that the sales of the drug were so profitable that the payouts of the lawsuits were just seen as “the cost of doing business.”

It was reported that ‘America’s Most Admired Lawbreaker’ will follow the trend of challenging the U.S. justice system as was done in their hit series ‘Making a Murder.’ This story is sure to be full of comedy and drama seeing as the stakes tend to be quite high when juggling the ethics of health and wealth.

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