College Admissions Scandal Is Becoming a TV Show

It looks like the massive college admissions bribery scam that indicted famous faces like Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman won’t be going away anytime soon. On Tuesday, Annapurna Television revealed that it has a limited TV series about the scandal in the works.

According to Collider, the media company has optioned the rights to Accepted, a nonfiction book about the scandal which is to be published by Portfolio, a division of Penguin Random House. Written by Wall Street Journal reporters Melissa Korn and Jen Levitz, the book will go into the details of the conspiracy and the extreme lengths that parents went for their kids.

Many details about the forthcoming show, like the release date and the casting, have yet to be revealed. However, Annapurna did say that the show will be produced by Sue Naegle, Ali Krug, and Patrick Chu as a one-hour limited series and will be written by DV Devincentis (who also wrote Emmy award-winning American Crime Story: The People Vs. OJ Simpson). So far, the show has not been picked up by a network.

Annapurna’s announcement comes less than two months after news of the scandal, which is the largest university admissions scam ever prosecuted, broke in March. Since then, 50 parents and college administrators have been accused of bribing their kids’ way into top colleges and faking test scores and athletic backgrounds. While Huffman has pleaded guilty to her charges, Loughlin and her husband pleaded not guilty to their charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and money laundering.

And there may be more to come—the New York Times reported last Wednesday that “federal prosecutors are pursuing a new set of parents in the college-admissions fraud scandal, sending ripples of fear through elite circles in Southern California and stirring speculation about which well-heeled executive or celebrity might be the next to be charged.”

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