How to Survive a Plague Is Becoming a TV Miniseries

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The Hollywood Reporter writes that the Oscar-nominated documentary How to Survive a Plague will become an ABC miniseries. The documentary focuses on the work of ACT UP and Treatment Action Group (TAG), whose activism pushed the pharmaceutical industry to vigorously pursue HIV and AIDS drugs. The series would be a fictionalized drama that covers this, but also looks at the bigger picture. The film’s director told THR: “We know we’d like it to be an extended story that’s not just about AIDS and what AIDS wrought, but about this tremendous civil rights movement that grew from the ashes of AIDS and the dawn of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement.” The project is still in the early stages of development.

How to Survive a Plague’s Becoming a Miniseries