Marshall Herskovitz to Adapt Hitlerland for Drama Series About the Rise of the Nazis Set in 1920s Berlin

FremantleMedia made its money with reality fare like American Idol and The X Factor, but that money will be put to good use funding a new project. Marshall Herskovitz (Love and Other Drugs) will write and executive produce a drama series based on the Andrew Nagorski book Hitlerland. The series starts in 1920s Berlin and chronicles the rise of Hitler and the Nazis through the eyes of American diplomats. Herskovitz elaborated on the appeal of the setting for Deadline: "Berlin during the 1920s and ’30s was so alive, so filled with promise, so incredibly modern---even today, much of what we think of as new or avant-garde was created then. And it’s equally important---in light of the dark forces in our world today---to understand how a group like the Nazis ever came to power." More, including the book synopsis, after the jump. The premise is fascinating. I don't know if
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