'Hurt Locker' Team Adapting 2016 Election Into Mini-Series

Writer Mark Boal, producer Megan Ellison plot TV drama about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton presidential race

'Hurt Locker' writer Mark Boal and producer Megan Ellison are teaming to create a TV mini-series about the 2016 presidential election. Credit: Jeff Vespa/WireImage/Getty, Michael Kovac/Getty

President Trump and Hillary Clinton's 2016 election was theatrical enough in reality. Now the race is getting a television adaptation by Oscar-winning writer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) and producer Megan Ellison (Zero Dark Thirty, Her). The duo announced plans for a mini-series based on the election, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

 The duo previously collaborated on film thriller Zero Dark Thirty, which chronicled another monumental headline from recent years: the hunt and Navy S.E.A.L. killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. Page 1 president Hugo Lindgren, former editor at New York Times Magazine, is reportedly assembling a team of journalists to serve as investigative reporters for the project.

Recently, Clinton also announced plans to reflect on the race in a new book, due out this fall. The as-yet-untitled project will be structured as a series of personal essays inspired by favorite quotations.