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Jerry Falwell Jr. To Be Subject of a Biographical Series Produced by Lionsgate

“Gabe Sherman is setting out to tell the story of a great American family business, where the business is religion. It’s an untold story with a larger than life cast of characters amassing vast power and fortunes,” said Michael London, who will serve as one of the show’s executive producers. “Yes, there’s a sex scandal, one that consumed the life of Jerry Jr and his wife Becki, but what’s most surprising is the insight and empathy that Gabe brings to their very human struggle to be true to themselves.”

It is unclear whether Falwell himself is involved in the development of the series. However, Lionsgate might not have needed his permission to greenlight the series, as Vanity Fair has the right to option its own article for adaptation. 

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A similar precedent was set with Hulu’s controversial “Pam & Tommy” series about actress and model Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee. Anderson roundly condemned the series, which was produced without her approval. Nevertheless, the series was optioned from a 2004 Rolling Stones article about the scandal surrounding the couple’s leaked sex tape. 

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Jerry Falwell Jr. could not be reached for comment.