This is Gonna Be Good

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

New York Magazine reporter Gabriel Sherman is reportedly writing and producing a mini-series based on the life and career of former Fox News chief Roger Ailes.

Notably, the mini-series is being co-produced by the director of Spotlight, which also happens to be a film about sexual predators.

Sherman and his wife and fact-checker, Jennifer Stahl, will co-create the series with Blumhouse Television, the production house owned by horror film producer Jason Blum. (Blumhouse Television notably was behind the Emmy Award-winning HBO miniseries, The Jinx.) Tom McCarthy, who wrote and directed the Academy-Award-winning film "Spotlight," will executive produce the series, which will be based on Sherman’s reporting and on his best-selling book about Ailes, "The Loudest Voice in the Room."

Sherman has done excellent, award-worthy reporting on the numerous accusations against Roger Ailes and his departure from Fox News. He first reported many of the details of the harassment and assault allegations against Ailes, including the tale of Ailes allegedly blackmailing an employee with video of her dancing for him and asking others to twirl in his office.

In addition to simply being an excellent, fascinating series, this will also further expose the moral bankruptcy of the right wing that has depended on Fox News for confirmation bias for more than a decade.

If you haven't seen Spotlight, I highly recommend it. It's currently available on Netflix.

  • mnpollio

    Doubt this will make a dent in the Fox News-bots, who think that any aspersions directed at Fox News’ integrity are a liberal plot. I, however, will be looking forward to it immensely. Conservative media and conservative filmmakers have been gaming the political stage for too long now. Which is why we get entries like that awful Michael Bay Benghazi film or Hillary’s America (as most recent examples), why every time Bill O. writes one of his godawful tomes, it is immediately snapped up to air on cable, and why we get puff self-congratulatory, white-washed biopics on conservative darlings like the Reagans, John McCain and Ben Carson. So it is past time that some liberal voices actually tackled these conservative kingmakers. Plus Spotlight was an outstanding film and I cannot wait to see how they convey the moral bankruptcy of Ailes. For casting, how about that nasty looking piece of walking phlegm that is the spokesman for Mucinex?

  • muselet

    The series could be fun. It won’t change a single mind, but that’s not really important.

    My only hope is that the series runs after all the lawsuits against Roger Ailes have run their course. Otherwise, Jabba’s lawyers could argue their client couldn’t possibly get a fair hearing.


  • Aynwrong

    So I’m guessing this won’t be on FX.

    Thoughts on casting…

  • Georgie

    Loved Spotlight, this should be good.