HBO, Gilligan Plan A Jim Jones TV Series

“Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan has signed on to write and executive produce the HBO limited series “Raven” which deals with the infamous Peoples Temple cult and its leader Jim Jones.

The series is described as the definitive history of Peoples Temple from its idealistic beginnings to its terrible end in Jonestown, Guyana in 1978 where Jones led his followers to a mass murder-suicide.

Gilligan will reunite with his ‘Bad’ executive producer/director Michelle MacLaren who is set to direct the limited series. Both will executive produce along with actress Octavia Spencer who will not act in the production. Sony Pictures TV will produce.

Source: Variety