“Those Angry Days,” from Sony Pictures TV and FX Prods., will focus on the period between 1937 and 1941, as war spread across Europe while isolationist forces in Congress and elsewhere railed against the prospect of America coming to Britain’s aid in the fight against Hitler.
CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow is said to be a character in the series, as is President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Wyle is believed to be on board to play Murrow. The project is in the early stage of development with a script commitment at FX.
Yost (pictured left) and Wyle (right) are exec producers along with Jim Katz and Danny Sussman.
Yost is about to wrap up six seasons as exec producer of FX drama “Justified,” which is also a Sony Pictures TV production. Wyle is just completing production on the fifth and final season of TNT’s sci-fi hit “Falling Skies,” which will unspool this summer.