Making a Murderer directors creating new series with George Clooney

The drama will tackle the pharmaceutical industry

Making a Murderer directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos are embarking on a new dramatic television series, focusing on the pharmaceutical industry.

Titled America’s Most Admired Lawbreaker, the series is to be adapted with Nicki Paluga (Perception) from a series of Huffington Post articles.

According to Digital Spy, George Clooney will be producing the series that is based around the true story of a pharmaceutical company marketing a ‘wonder drug’ to children and the elderly – while hiding the truth about its side effects.

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Making a Murderer
was the accumulation of 10 years’ work for the duo, making America’s Most Admired Lawbreaker their first new project since the acclaimed series.

Making a Murderer focused on the murder trial and conviction of two men in Manitowoc, Wisconsin: Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey. Both men are currently serving life sentences, having been convicted in 2007, with Making A Murderer paying particular attention to perceived injustices in the case.

The directors appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on January 12. When they were asked about what projects they would like to pursue next. Ricciardi replied: “I would love to follow Florence And The Machine, but I haven’t reached out to her yet”.