Following the success of the John F. Kennedy assassination limited series, 11.22.63, on Hulu, the streaming network is going into the Kennedy pool again. This time they've tapped Star Trek and Wonder Woman star Chris Pine for another limited series focusing on Robert Kennedy. Deadline is reporting that the untitled RFK project is coming from Todd E. Kessler (Damages) and based on the book, Bobby Kennedy: The Making Of A Liberal Icon by Larry Tye.
Kessler will adapt the novel and executive producer with Pine, James Lassiter and Caleeb Pinkett. The book portrays Bobby Kennedy as a political brawler, cynical of politics but with a romantic vision of what the world could be. It's based on hundreds of interviews with people close to him, including his widow, Ethel, as well as unpublished memoirs, unreleased government files and boxes of papers that had been locked away for 40 years.
Pine, off the recent success of Wonder Woman, will next be seen in Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle In Time and has re-teamed with Patty Jenkins for One Day She'll Darken, a six-episode drama for TNT. Kessler co-created both the FX series Damages that starred Glenn Close and the Netflix series Bloodline. He also worked on the Sopranos for HBO.