Couldn’t get enough of Lee Daniels’ The Butler? Well, the story of presidential servitude is coming to the small screen.
ABC is currently developing a 12-hour limited series based on Elizabeth Dowlign Taylor’s novel A Slave in the White House, Deadline reports. The book adapts the true story of Paul Jennings, a Virginia-born slave who worked for President James Madison as a child. He remained in slavery until Daniel Webster emancipated him at the age of 46. Jennings would later write the first White House memoir, A Colored Man’s Reminisces of James Madison as a free man.
The mini-series will be written and co-executive produced by Sheldon Candis and Justin Wilson.