Coming Soon to HBO: Dick Cheney Miniseries

Series will explore ex-VP's 'pursuit of enhanced power'
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2011 5:21 PM CDT
Former Vice President Dick Cheney reacts to the crowd Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 in College Station, Texas.   (AP Photo/Bob Levey)

(Newser) – Because The Kennedys just wasn't salacious enough, HBO is now planning a miniseries about none other than Dick Cheney: an adaptation of the biography Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency by journalist Barton Gellman. The network optioned the book, which documents Cheney's career starting from his early days as chief of staff under Ford to his most famous days as Dubya's VP, Deadline reports.

The series, written by West Wing and Six Feet Under scribe Rick Cleveland, will explore Cheney's "single-minded pursuit of enhanced power for the presidency that was unprecedented in the nation's history." It'll also include the Frontline documentary, The Dark Side. So don't expect an overly rosy presentation. Click for more on the pulseless Mr Cheney.

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