NBC are reportedly in the early stages of developing a TV drama series based around the career of The Beatles.
Deadline reports that the programme will be written by Michael Hirst, who has previously acted as executive producer on The Tudors, a show he created. Ben Silverman and Teri Weinberg will also act as executive producers on the eight-episode series.
Any prospective drama will join other recent attempts at transferring the story of The Beatles onto the big screen such as Nowhere Boy, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson as a young John Lennon. Meanwhile, The Fifth Beatle, about the band’s manager Brian Epstein, has been in development for years and has been granted access to the Lennon/ McCartney archives.
Elsewhere, next month sees the re-release of A Hard Day’s Night in cinemas and on DVD. The 1964 film has been fully restored and will be in cinemas and available to download on July 4. A limited edition DVD and Blu-ray release will follow on July 21.