Homicide Duo On HBO’s Booth

“Homicide: Life on the Streets” collaborators David Simon and Tom Fontana will reunite for an HBO miniseries about the hunt for John Wilkes Booth reports Variety.

An adaptation of James L. Swanson’s book “Manhunt,” the story follows the twelve-day search for Abraham Lincoln’s assassin. The story will focus on the perspectives of lesser-known historical figures that were connected to the assassination of Lincoln and the subsequent media frenzy and manhunt.

HBO has optioned the novel and Simon and Fontana are set to write the screenplay and would serve as executive producers alongside Lawrence Bender, Kevin Brown and Walden Media.