Blumhouse has become one of the best-known purveyors of horror films and TV series in recent years, with much of its output skewing toward the supernatural (“Insidious”) and violent (“The Purge”). The production house will soon return to more grounded fare with a new miniseries about Roger Ailes, the former chairman of Fox News who departed the network over the summer following a number of sexual-assault allegations.
Gabriel Sherman’s book “The Loudest Voice in the Room” is being adapted for the series in addition to his reporting for New York Magazine. Gretchen Carlson, a former anchor on Fox News, filed a sexual-harassment lawsuit against Ailes this July in which she alleged that she was fired from her post for rejecting his advances. Sherman reported similar accounts from six other women within days, and Ailes resigned on July 21.
Sherman will serve as producer alongside his wife Jennifer Stahl, with Tom McCarthy (“Spotlight,” “The Station Agent”) taking on executive-producer duties. No network is attached the show as of yet. Blumhouse Television has produced other based-on-fact projects in recent years, namely “The Normal Heart” and “The Jinx.”