Fifth Beatle Comic Becomes A TV Series

Sonar Entertainment has optioned the screen rights to Vivek J. Tiwary’s best-selling 2013 graphic novel “The Fifth Beatle” with plans to develop it as a multi-part TV event series.

Previously developed by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment, the story follows the openly gay legendary Beatles manager Brian Epstein and his effort to drive the unknown band from playing in a Liverpool cellar to international superstardom.

Tiwary will pen the adaptation and serve as executive producer, and is the first Beatles-related biopic to secure the rights to the John Lennon-Paul McCartney song catalog.

Source: Deadline