We had to know this was coming: The college admissions scandal that's had us all riveted for the last few months will be adapted for the small screen.
As detailed by The Hollywood Reporter, production company Annapurna Films has nabbed the rights to adapt an upcoming book on the nationwide college admissions scam that made headlines in March. The book, titled Accepted, written by Wall Street Journal reporters Melissa Korn and Jennifer Levitz. While no broadcast network or streaming service is yet attached to the project, screenwriter D.V. DeVincentis (who won two Emmys for his work on The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) has been tapped to script the limited series.
The news comes nearly two months after the largest college admissions scandal in U.S. history, which arose from an FBI investigation — dubbed Operation Varsity Blues — into alleged instances of bribery by dozens of parents. TV stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among those indicted. Huffman pleaded guilty to the charges levied against her, while Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli have each entered a not guilty plea. Loughlin was let go from the Hallmark Channel as a result of the allegations.
Of course, the central figure of the show will likely be the man at the center of it all, William "Rick" Singer, who has also admitted to being guilty of the four counts against him and decided to cooperate with investigators on the case.
Sue Naegle, Ali Krug, and Patrick Chu will serve as producers of the project for Annapurna.