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[05/17/17 - 06:02 AM]
CNN Greenlights Five New Original Series for 2018
Plus: "Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown," "United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell," "This is Life with Lisa Ling," "The History of Comedy," "Believer with Reza Aslan," "The Wonder List with Bill Weir" and "The Hunt with John Walsh" are all due back.







AMERICAN HEIRESS: THE PATTY HEARST STORY (CNN)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
5/17/17
STATUS:
currently in development (2018-2019 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
six episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from Turner's press release, May 2017) American Heiress: The Patty Hearst Story, from executive producer Jeffrey Toobin and Bat Bridge Entertainment, is a six-part series that will follow the transformation of Patricia Hearst from heiress to terrorist in a saga of privilege, celebrity, politics, media, and violence. More than forty years since the kidnapping, new evidence sheds light on the facts surrounding one of the most bizarre stories in modern American history. The docuseries based on Toobin's book, "American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst," follows his Emmy(R) and Golden Globe Award wins for "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story," a miniseries adapted from his New York Times bestseller, The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Jeffrey Toobin as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Bat Bridge Entertainment