NBC at Work on Johnny Carson Miniseries

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NBC at Work on Johnny Carson Miniseries

NBC is currently developing a new miniseries about former Tonight Show host Johnny Carson.

Deadline reports the series is based on the upcoming biography Carson the Magnificent: An Intimate Portrait by Bill Zehme. Zehme will also serve as executive producer for the show. The story will focus around Carson’s 30-year run as the host of The Tonight Show as well as his childhood growing up in Nebraska.

Johnny Carson, who is known as one of the most iconic and influential comedians of all time, interviewed over 22,000 people during his time on The Tonight Show, according to the Carson Entertainment Group (CEG).

There’s no word yet on who will play Carson in the upcoming series.