McDonagh Plans An HBO True Crime Series

Following on from his success with “The Guard” and “Calvary” along with the upcoming “War On Everyone,” filmmaker John Michael McDonagh has revealed that his next project will be a true crime mini-series for HBO.

Following in the footsteps of the awards and critical success of FX’s “American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson” and to a lesser extent HBO’s “The Night Of,” the new project is said to be based on a book and will be more directly ‘ripped from the headlines’. McDonagh tells Yahoo:

“I’ve got two films in different stages of development, but it looks like what’s going to go next is a HBO miniseries. It’s about 8 hours, too much work, so I’m going to have to write 8 hours worth of TV, but it’s based on a book, so at least I have that to go with. And then I have to direct the bloody thing as well.”

What the book is though he won’t reveal and part of the reason for the secrecy is that there is apparently a rival project brewing. McDonagh’s “War On Everyone” has yet to secure a U.S. release date.