Producers David L. Wolper and Mark Wolper have set deals with Warner Bros. and with producers James Coburn and Lisa Alexander for a pair of longform projects attached to cabler TNT.
The Wolpers, through their Wolper Organization, and Coburn/Alexander will together produce “The Mists of Avalon,” based on Marion Zimmer Bradley’s bestselling novel. Warner Bros. TV purchased the book outright for the Wolpers for an estimated $500,000.
Warner Bros. will jointly produce the miniseries — set in the days of King Arthur — with the Wolpers and their partners in conjunction with Warner Bros. Intl. TV and TNT. Mini is expected to begin filming in mid-1998.
The second TNT project on the Wolpers’ agenda is “Parchman,” two-hour docudrama produced jointly by the Wolper Organization and TNT. The Wolpers serve as executive producers of the fact-based, Depression-era story set in Mississippi about a group of black women who were abducted off the street and kept as virtual slaves in an illegal work force at the infamous Parchman Penitentiary.