The Story of Michael Jackson's Final Days Is Headed to the TV Screen

SANTA MARIA, CA - JUNE 13:  Michael Jackson prepares to enter the Santa Barbara County Superior Court to hear the verdict read in his child molestation case June 13, 2005 in Santa Maria, California. After seven days of deliberation the jury has reached a not guilty verdict on all 10 counts in the trial against Michael Jackson. Jackson was charged in a 10-count indictment with molesting a boy, plying him with liquor and conspiring to commit child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion. He pleaded innocent.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian-Pool/Getty Images)

The Story of Michael Jackson's Final Days Is Headed to the TV Screen

The series has tapped J.J. Abrams of Star Wars and Lost fame to co-produce.

Published June 21, 2016

Michael Jackson’s legacy continues to live on.

According to reportsTavis Smiley’s new book, Before You Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson’s Last Days, has been tapped to be adapted for a series for the small screen.

While the TV series currently is sans network, J.J. Abrams of Star Wars and Lost fame has been recruited to co-produce the series.

The TV series, much like the book, will follow the last 16 weeks of the music icon's life leading up to his untimely passing in 2009.

As reported, Abrams and Smiley together will executive produce in partnership with Warner Bros.

More on this story as it develops.

Written by KC Orcutt

(Photo: Kevork Djansezian-Pool/Getty Images)


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