Pass The Popcorn: Michael Jackson's Final Days Will Be Fit To A New Scripted TV Show
On June 25th of 2009, the world lost its unmatched king of pop, Michael Jackson. And while it's certainly hard to believe that we've already been without music's most for six years, those final few months of the late legend's life seem poised to be immortalized by a forthcoming television treatment based on a new book from the ever-intrepid Tavis Smiley titled Before You Judge Me: The Triumph And Tragedy of Michael Jackson’s Last Days. "Too soon, " you may say, but the fact of the matter is, the details of MJ's departure from this earthly plane have fuzzy at best, in this writer's personal opinion, could make for some absolutely riveting small screen fodder if told in a manner that doesn't demonize him for seeking privacy in what has to be one of the most public of lives ever lived in the pre-Twitter & Instagram years. According to Deadline, the program is being developed by Warner Brothers alongside a treatment for another one of Smiley's new books, My Journey With Maya, which details a longstanding relationship with Maya Angelou up until her death just last year. No dates for premier or production have been set, but we'll certainly be keeping our eyes on the project as it develops.