Fresh off the limited U.S. release of his critically acclaimed film "12 Years A Slave" comes news that director
The British filmmaker, whose credits also include
It all comes as McQueen's current film, which depicts the evils of slavery, is drumming up Oscar buzz and a solid box-office performance. The HBO drama would be his first TV project.
McQueen is taking a hands-on approach to the venture. In addition to serving as director, he will co-write the project with Matthe Michael Carnahan ("World War Z").
Joining McQueen and Carnahan as executive producers are Rusell Simmons, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman. Canning and Sherman both served as producers on