Bravo Media has begun development of “The Fifth Beatle,” a limited event series from Universal Cable Productions and Sonar Entertainment.
The project is based on Tony-winning producer Vivek J. Tiwary’s critically praised bestselling 2013 graphic novel “The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story”.
The story explores the complicated personal life of legendary Beatles manager Brian Epstein, who helped catapult the Fab Four to international stardom. A brilliant yet often tormented dreamer, and a gay Jewish man living in 1960s England where homosexuality was a felony, he protected and guided the band to unprecedented worldwide success.
Tiwary will pen the series adaptation and serve as executive producer along with Leopoldo Gout. The project comes with access to the John Lennon-Paul McCartney song catalog, the first Beatles-related biopic to secure such rights.