The Hollywood Reporter
July 31, 2013

ABC is turning to an Oscar winner for its next miniseries.

The network is teaming with Dustin Lance Black to develop an eight-hour scripted miniseries about the gay rights movement, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Black, who won an Oscar for penning the screenplay to the Harvey Milk biopic Milk, will write the series for ABC Studios. Laurence Mark (Jerry Maguire) will executive produce the untitled project, which is in development, alongside Black. The drama will be based on and told from Black's background and experiences as a gay-rights activist.