Former Sons Of Anarchy executive producers Art Linson and John Linson are developing Lawrence In Arabia, an HBO period drama series set in the Middle East. The project is based on Scott Anderson’s bestselling book Lawrence In Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly And The Making Of The Modern Middle East, published in 2014.
Written by Oscar-nominated Anthony McCarten (The Theory Of Everything), the drama is described as chronicling the adventure of T.E. Lawrence, David Hogarth, William Yale, and Rudolph McGovern as they dangerously navigate the burgeoning Arab Revolt in the Middle East in the years leading up to World War I. McCarten, Art and John Linson executive produce, while Anderson serves as consultant.
Lawrence In Arabia falls under the Linsons’ first-look deal with HBO. Under the pact, the father-and-son duo also have developed Yellowstone, a drama about a ranching family’s struggle against encroachment in southwest Montana, and Vietnam War drama The Long Gray Line, based on Pulitzer Price-winner Rick Atkinson’s bestselling book.
Art Linson and John Linson were repped on the deal by ICM Partners. Anderson is repped by ICM Partners. McCarten, whose upcoming features include The Darkest Hour and The Siege, is repped by ICM Partners and attorney David Fox.