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Dick Wolf Teams With Tom Thayer, Robert Schenkkan & Bruce C. McKenna For ‘American Babylon’ Premium Drama Series

Dick Wolf Teams With Tom Thayer, Robert Schenkkan & Bruce C. McKenna For ‘American Babylon’ Premium Drama Series

Exclusive: In his first foray into the premium TV series marketplace, uber producer Dick Wolf is prepping American Babylon, a period drama chronicling the epic story of the creation of Las Vegas – the American Dream written in blood and neon. He has partnered on the project with long-time collaborator Tom Thayer, Pulitzer Prize winner and The Pacific writer Robert Schenkkan and The Pacific creator Bruce C. McKenna.

The marquee pitch, from Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television, will be taken out to premium cable networks and streamers later this month.

Created by Schenkkan and written by him and McKenna, American Babylon is inspired by “The Money and the Power: The Making of Las Vegas and Its Hold on America“ by Sally Denton & Roger Morris, to which Universal Television has acquired the rights.

It chronicles the rise of Las Vegas through the intersecting struggles of three families: Young mobster Sammy Wise and his iron-willed wife,

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