USA Network is turning its lens on former President Ronald Reagan.
The NBCUniversal-owned cable network is teaming with the late president’s daughter, Patti Davis, to develop a limited series about the actor-turned-politico.
The untitled limited series will explore his early days as a lifeguard, time in Hollywood and his victories and failures as a president as well as what made him an American paragon, beloved husband and complex father. This is the first project about Reagan that comes with cooperation from a member of his family, Davis.
The Reagan drama will be written by David Rambo (Empire, TNT’s Will), who previously penned a one-man play about the former president called The Lifeguard. Rambo will exec produce alongside Davis, Asylum Entertainment’s Steven Michaels, Jonathan Koch and Joan Harrison and Primary Wave Entertainment’s Ben Press and Bryan O’Connell. The drama hails from USA Network corporate sibling Universal Cable Productions.
The USA Reagan limited series is the latest to explore the life of the former president. History is also readying anthology The Commanders, a scripted series about former U.S. presidents that will include Reagan.