Showtime Plans Cuban Missile Crisis Mini-Series

Showtime has closed a deal to develop a four-hour miniseries about the Cuban Missile Crisis based on James Blight and Janet M. Lang’s “The Armageddon Letters”.

That book draws on documents released under the Freedom of Information Act that deal with that two-week event in October 1962 that nearly incited a third World War. U.S. President John F. Kennedy, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro are all central characters in the mini-series.

Phil Alden Robinson (“Sneakers,” “The Sum of All Fears”) is onboard to write and direct, while Albert S. Ruddy, Mike Medavoy, Benjamin Anderson and Todd Martens will serve as executive producers.

Source: The Live Feed