Sonar Entertainment has optioned Vivian Tiwary’s “The Fifth Beatle“. The graphic novel, which essays manager Brian Epstein‘s time with The Beatles, will reportedly be turned into a TV event series, according to Deadline. The comic, which was illustrated by Kyle Baker and Andrew Robinson, had previously be looked at as a potential film project, but never managed to get off the ground.
“Brian Epstein’s story is rich in inspiration and is set amidst a backdrop of great cultural changeand the legendary history of The Beatles, so an event series truly feels like the only way to do Brian justice,” Tiwary said in a statement. “We’re going to do wonderful things with the extracreative room afforded to us and I’m thrilled to be working with Sonar to take advantage of all the exciting elements this format has to offer.”
The graphic novel was released 3 years ago by Dark Horse Comics. It received a great deal of critical praise and awards attention at the time. Here’s hoping this planned miniseries can live up to the source’s promise.
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