CBS Developing Patty Hearst Limited Series From ‘Grease Live!’ Writer

Associated Press

CBS has put in development a limited series about the headline-making abduction of Patty Hearst.

Written by Jonathan Tolins (Grease Live!), the untitled project chronicles the events in 1974 when Patty Hearst, granddaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, was abducted from her Berkeley, California apartment by the terrorist group, the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). The limited series will follow the 19-month FBI/police search and capture of Hearst, who turned SLA sympathizer and changed her name to Tania. The story captivated the nation and played out on the nightly news through the course of Hearst’s trial.

Tolins executive produces with Jonathan Koch, Steve Michaels, Rocky Lang and Joan Harrison.

CBS Television Studios produces in association with Asylum Entertainment.

The Patty Hearst limited series is part of the hot genre of scripted anthology/limited series based on real-live crimes made popular by FX’s American Crime Story.

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