March 21st, 2011
03:40 PM ET
HBO is taking a walk on "The Dark Side."
A rep for the company has confirmed to CNN that the company has given the green light to a miniseries about former Vice President Dick Cheney.
The project will be based on the "Frontline" documentary about Cheney, "The Dark Side," as well as the book "Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency" by Barton Gellman.
The miniseries will trace Cheney's career from being Donald Rumsfeld’s protégé in the Nixon administration to his time as Chief of Staff for President Gerald Ford, which led to posts serving as Secretary of Defense in George H.W. Bush's administration and later Vice President under President George W. Bush.
The look into the life and times of the former VP and his controversial two terms in the White House will be written by Rick Cleveland, who previously worked with Aaron Sorkin on another political project, the critically acclaimed TV drama "The West Wing."
CNN previously reported that HBO will also be the home for "Game Change," a movie about another polarizing politician, Sarah Palin.
HBO is owned by the parent company of CNN.
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