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Limited TV Series About Lou Pearlman in Development

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Pearlman’s back, alright! The life and times of Lou Pearlman the famed 1990s music manager and convicted Ponzi schemer who died in prison last week at the age of 62 are heading to the small screen. The creator of boy bands such as *NSYNC, the Backstreet Boys, and O-Town will be the subject of a new limited series from Condé Nast and Magnet Management, which will chronicle Pearlman’s bumpy life “with details of his rise from blimp business owner to the music mogul and then his fall to fraud.” The series will be based on the recent New Yorker article “We Live in the Pop-Culture World That Lou Pearlman Created” by John Seabrook. A writer or director has yet to be attached, but the soundtrack is sure to be good.

Lou Pearlman Limited TV Series in the Works