Good Night, and Good Luck is getting the TV treatment.
George Clooney's 2005 film is being adapted for television by AMC from the script written by Clooney and Grant Heslov. The series will reportedly consist of six episodes. Jonathan Glatzer (Better Call Saul, Succession) will serve as showrunner of the series, and he will also executive produce alongside Clooney, Heslov, Mark Cuban, Todd Wagner, Haley Jones, Jeff Skoll, and Miura Kite.
Per the official description from AMC, "The series follows Sy Steingartner, a young cameraman for [Edward R.] Murrow’s See It Now, who is forced to juggle his admiration for Murrow with his own ambition. With the CBS brass pushing an anti-Communist Loyalty Oath on Murrow and his staff, Sy has an opportunity to rise straight to the top, but only by betraying his mentor in the process."
"AMC is known for intriguing, deep-rooted characters that leap off the screen and into the cultural zeitgeist. Sy Steingartner fits right in with AMC’s icons, and we are excited to develop the character and series," said Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks.
Starring Clooney, David Strathairn, Robert Downey Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Jeff Daniels, Frank Langella, Tate Donovan, and Ray Wise, the 2005 film depicts the conflict between veteran journalist Edward R. Murrow (Strathairn) and U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy.
Jade Budowski is a freelance writer with a knack for ruining punchlines and harboring dad-aged celebrity crushes. She was previously a reporter/producer at Decider and is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow her on Twitter: @jadebudowski.
TOPICS: George Clooney, AMC, Good Night, and Good Luck