An Atlas Shrugged TV miniseries is in the works.
The people behind the recent movie trilogy, based on the works of Ayn Rand, have tapped industry veteran Albert Ruddy to produce. Ruddy is the Oscar-winning producer of The Godfather and Million Dollar Baby.
Ruddy will produce along with John Aglialoro and Harmon Kaslow, the duo behind the three Atlas Shrugged movies that were released in 2011, 2012 and 2014. The three films, while popular among Libertarian fans of Rand’s book, made a collective $9 million at the box office.
Kaslow said the 1,200-page book lends itself better to a miniseries of up to 15 hours than it did to the movie trilogy that ran less than six hours.
“Atlas deserves, and requires, more time if a reflective adaptation is the goal,” Kaslow said. “A TV series is the one medium we’re sure to have that opportunity.”