NBC has acquired the rights to bestselling author J.R. Ward’s novel The Bourbon Kings. NBC is planning to produce the book as a one-hour drama series. It will be produced via Endemol Shine Studios, and David Rambo producer of Empire will write the script. The book and television series will center around the Bradfords, a wealthy Kentucky family who made their fortune in the bourbon industry.
“This is my love letter to my adopted home state, and a cautionary tale of big money, traditional values, and hidden sins,” said Ms. Ward. She is New England native that now lives in Kentucky. Ms. Wards books have sold more 15-million copies in 25-countries.