HBO Developing Dick Cheney Mini-series


Though The Kennedys had terrible luck finding a cable home, HBO is developing a new political mini-series that may be better received — and why wouldn't it, since it's about friendly, sympathetic former Vice-President Dick Cheney. The project — to be written by The West Wing's Rick Cleveland — will be based on Barton Gellman's book Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency and the Frontline documentary The Dark Side, and will chart the "single-minded pursuit of enhanced power for the Presidency [that] was unprecedented in the nation's history," say producers. Start your fantasy casting! And sorry, Julianne Moore is already booked to play a vice-president for HBO, so she can't do this one with prosthetics. [Deadline]