TCA: AMC developing Teapot Dome mini with Kirk Ellis

AMC has teamed with “John Adams” scribe Kirk Ellis to develop a miniseries about the 1920s Teapot Dome scandal.

Project will be adapted from the book “The Teapot Dome Scandal” by Laton McCartney. Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank will exec produce with Ellis. Falvey and Frank previously worked with Ellis on the epic TNT mini “Into the West.”

Story revolves around the scandal that stemmed from members of President Warren G. Harding’s administration and their dealings with oil tycoons and the leasing of oil-rich federal lands in Wyoming. A Senate investigation raised the veil on corruption in the Harding administration.

“What’s not to like here? Crooks, con-men, wildcatters, disgruntled secretaries and mistresses, yellow journalists and a philandering president,” Ellis said.

Project is tentiatively titled “Black Gold: The Teapot Dome Scandal.”

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