Here’s some intel you can take to the bank: ABC will air its Bernie Madoff miniseries Madoff on February 3 and 4 at 8/7c, the network announced Thursday.
The two-part event will follow the rise and crash of Madoff, played by Richard Dreyfuss (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), whose $65 billion Ponzi scheme was one of the largest financial scams in United States history.
Per the official logline: “The miniseries explores the complicated family dynamics within the Madoff clan and exposes the motivations and mechanics behind the monumental fraud.” The project, written by Ben Robbins (The First 48) is based on Brian Ross’ book The Madoff Chronicles and is executive-produced by Linda Berman (The Assets) and Joe Pichirallo (The Secret Life of Bees).
As previously reported, Blythe Danner (The Slap) will play Bernie’s wife, Ruth. The cast also include Frank Whaley (Ray Donovan), Erin Cummings (Pan Am), Tom Lipinski (Suits), Peter Scolari (Girls) and Lewis Black (The Daily Show With Jon Stewart).