Trump Supporters Are Outraged After New Television Series Announcement

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January 17, 2018Jan 17, 2018

Trump supporters are angry after reports emerged on Wednesday that Michael Wolff's explosive new book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," will be turned into a television series.

Breitbart News, a right-wing organization that supports Trump, reported that the book "will be turned into a television series despite widespread concerns about its accuracy." In short, Breitbart depicts the new television series as one that will be based on an anti-Trump book that, in numerous instances, has been proven as a "fake book" by fact-checkers.

They also point out that Trump himself has declared the book is "fake" and written by a "mentally deranged author" who "writes false information." For many defenders of President Trump, these denunciations carry weight.

In early January, President Trump threatened legal actions in order to block "Fire and Fury," worrying that the book portrays him as an ill-equipped chief executive. Henry Holt, who owns the publisher Henry Holt & Co., then rejected the demand and responded to Trump's request in a strongly-worded letter.

According to Fox News, numerous White House aides — those who are close to President Trump and work in the White House — have trashed the book, claiming that many parts of it are inaccurate. Despite these criticisms, however, Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" has sold more than 1.4 million hardcover copies throughout the country. And many media outlets, particularly those who are critical of Trump's presidency, have claimed that the book is largely accurate. 

Hollywood Reporter, who first broke this story, reports that Endeavor Content purchased the film and television rights to the book. The deal has been rumored to be in the seven-figure range, and apparently, Wolff himself will executive produce the series, with Channel 4 and BBC executive Michael Jackson also involved in the production process. 

"Fire and Fury comes to the small screen after HBO canceled a planned series based on the 2016 election in what was poised to be a Game Change sequel of sorts," reports the Hollywood Reporter.

"The pay cabler scrapped the project after sexual harassment allegations emerged regarding source material co-author Mark Halperin, who was poised to pen the script alongside John Heilemann. That opened the door for a Trump tell-all, with demand high for Fire and Fury gave Wolff’s cinematic writing and fly-on-the-wall detail."

According to reports, "Fire and Fury" marks the largest deal to date for Endeavor Content. The company has also apparently made a pact with Peter Chernin's Chernin Entertainment in order to create this new television series. Attorney Kevin Morris negotiated the movie deal.

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