Bravo Media has in development the limited event series The Fifth Beatle, exploring the personal life of the band’s visionary manager, Brian Epstein.
From Universal Cable Productions and Sonar Entertainment, the project is based on Tony Award-winning producer Vivek J. Tiwary’s best-selling graphic novel The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story. Tiwary will pen the series adaptation and serve as executive producer along with Leopoldo Gout. The project includes Tiwary’s access to the John Lennon-Paul McCartney song catalog, marking the first Beatles-related biopic to secure such rights.
The Fifth Beatle tells the true story of the legendary Beatles manager, a brilliant yet often tormented dreamer who discovered the band in the Cavern Club in Liverpool, then nurtured, protected and guided them to worldwide success. Epstein grew to become not only the engineer of Beatlemania but also a key architect of the cultural revolution of the ’60s.