The 2005 broadcast-news drama "Good Night, and Good Luck," starring George Clooney,
is being adapted for television, the network AMC announced on Thursday.
In the event that it is picked up, the show will move directly to series for a first season of six episodes.
A writers' room has been established. Jonathan Glatzer, an Emmy-winning author of "Succession" and "Better Call Saul,"
will lead the show, while Grant Heslov, who co-wrote the screenplay for the first movie, is slated to helm the premiere.
The early years of American broadcast journalism were the subject of the film "Good Night, and Good Luck,"
Along with Clooney, Patricia Clarkson, Jeff Daniels, Robert Downey Jr., and Frank Langella,
the movie portrayed Murrow's criticism of U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy during his anti-communist investigations.
Six Oscar nominations were given to the movie, including Best Picture and Best Director for Clooney.
In the event that a series order is given, AMC Studios will work with Participant and 2929 Productions,
the studios that made the first movie, as well as Clooney and Heslov's Smokehouse Pictures label to create "Good Night, and Good Luck."
Smokehouse is executive produced by Clooney and Heslov, with Rebecca Arzoian serving as a co-executive producer.