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Bradley Cooper Developing ‘Black Flags’ Miniseries at HBO

Project to Track the Roots of ISIS

HBO has put into development a miniseries from Bradley Cooper called “Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS” based on the 2016 Pulitzer-winning book by Joby Warrick. From its origins in a remote Jordanian prison to its success in Syria, “Black Flags” tracks the unlikely roots of ISIS and transformation into the world’s most feared terrorist organization, as well as the small band of American and international agents tasked with shutting it down.

Cooper will executive produce with with Todd Phillips via the duo’s Joint Effort production banner. Bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz (“Orphan X,” “Wolverine”) is writing the adaptation and executive producing. Tim Van Patten (“Game Of Thrones,” “Boardwalk Empire”) will direct.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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