Universal Cable Productions is developing a potential series adaptation of author-playwright William Wright’s 1983 true-crime book “The Von Bulow Affair”.
Ilene Rosenzweig (“Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”) is attached to pen the script which would deal with the infamous trial of British socialite Claus Von Bulow, who faced murder charges for the slaying of his millionaire wife Sunny.
Sunny remained in a coma for 27 years. Claus went on trial for attempted murder in 1982, initiating a legal circus that would last for years. A network is not yet attached with the project being shopped around to broadcast and cable networks.
“The Von Bulow Affair” would come in the wake of true crime sagas like “Serial,” “The Jinx” and “Making a Murderer” which have become a part of the cultural zeitgeist in the last year or so.