Johnny Carson Biography TV Mini-Series In The Works [VIDEO]
Many consider the late Johnny Carson as the all-time “King Of Late Night TV”, hosting “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” for 30 years. He’s got my vote. Now, reportedly NBC is working on a mini-series based on Carson’s early life and career.
“NBC will feature one of its icons, Johnny Carson, in an ambitious biopic mini-series, the network announced on Thursday.
The timing of the special was not announced, nor the crucial decision on who will play Carson.
The Carson mini-series will be based on a long-awaited biography of the late-night star by Bill Zehme, who also will serve as an executive producer on the show. His book, “Carson the Magnificent: An Intimate Portrait,” is to be published by Simon & Schuster, although its publication has been delayed several times.
Mr. Zehme is known to have gained access to many of Carson’s personal and professional associates.
NBC said the mini-series would include details on Carson’s personal life, going back to his childhood in Nebraska.”
Watch a brief video of a classic Johnny Carson monologue: