History has gone into development on The Boys Of ’67, a potential scripted series about the First Platoon of Charlie Company, 9th Infantry Division, the only unit raised, trained and deployed en masse to service in Vietnam. Die Hard and The Fugitive scribe Jeb Stuart is reuniting with the network to write and executive produce the project, based on the book by Andrew Wiest.
No other details are available, but among his recent credits Stuart just finished adapting The Liberators, an eight-episode limited series for History. He’s now working on this one.
A+E Studios is producing in association with with executive producers Jim Head of Head First Productions and Michael Prupas of Muse Entertainment. History EVP and GM Dirk Hoogstra and Julian P. Hobbs are overseeing for the network.
The book deal was done by Hotchkiss and Associates on behalf of T.C. Wallace Agency. Stuart is repped by UTA and Kaplan/Perrone.