A new miniseries on the King of Pop is making its way to the small screen.
Sources say that the project — an adaptation of the 2011 novel “My Friend Michael: An Ordinary Friendship With an Extraordinary Man,” by Jackson pal and colleague Frank Cascio — is seeking a director and has been pitched to companies including Roc Nation’s new TV division, headed by Patrick Reardon.
Said a source: “The series will focus on the 25-year relationship between Cascio and Jackson, and is expected to go into production this fall.”
A source said that Jeff Farley is adapting the project as screenwriter and will be a producer, along with Cascio.
Cascio first met Jackson when he was just 5.
He told “Good Morning America” in 2009 that superstar MJ would visit his family’s New Jersey home just to enjoy aspects of a normal life.
“He would even help my mom vacuum the rug,” Cascio said. “He would, like, help clean up the house. And he was just a real human being.”
The book’s publisher William Morrow did not get back to us.
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