One of the most politically tumultuous eras in America’s history, the late 1930s and early 1940s are often glossed over by Hollywood storytellers in favor of the actual American war stories resulting from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. Now, though, at least two creators want to try and bring the dramatic stories of America’s debate to end a long era of peace in order to join the war effort in Europe, and they want to bring it to cable television.
According to Variety, actor Noah Wyle and “Justified” creator Graham Yost are teaming up to create “Those Angry Days,” the story of the intense debates that circulated in Congress and across the country concerning whether or not the U.S. should enter the war before Japan’s attack. According to the original report, two principle characters will be legendary reporter Edward R. Murrow, as well as United States president Franklin D. Roosevelt. Wyle is expected to play Murrow, in addition to his executive producing duties along with Yost.
While the limited series is still in the early stages of development, it has a script commitment from FX, where it’s expected to air at this point. Still, there’s a ways to go, but this should definitely prove to be an interesting story, and another take on the era telling the kind of story that rarely gets Hollywood’s attention. For more on “Those Angry Days” as it develops, keep an eye on GeekNation!
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