Showtime has won the Roger Ailes derby.
In what is being described as a competitive situation with multiple bidders, the cabler has acquired a Blumhouse-produced scripted limited series about the downfall of the ex-Fox News boss.
Secure And Hold: The Last Days Of Roger Ailes is based on New York magazine writer Gabriel Sherman’s reporting of the sexual harassment allegations that led to Ailes exit at Fox News. Sherman’s book The Loudest Voice in the Room will also be used as source material.
Oscar winner Tom McCarthy (Spotlight) will write and executive produce.