James Andrew Miller is prepping his next book to be about the history of HBO, according to a report.
Miller, who is known for his all-encompassing oral histories of “Saturday Night Live,” ESPN and CAA, will detail the rise of the pay cable network and its place under new owner AT&T, Recode reports. The outlet added Miller has already interviewed former Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, who sold off his company to AT&T, as well as former network heads Chris Albrecht, and Richard Plepler (who resigned earlier this year), along with David Simon, who has created multiple series for HBO including the vaunted, “The Wire.”
Both HarperCollins, which published Miller’s most recent book, and Miller himself, did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. A rep for HBO also did not immediately respond for comment.
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HBO has gone through a bit of an upheaval over the last year and a half, following AT&T’s purchase of HBO’s owner Time Warner, which also includes Warner Bros. and Turner. The telecom company has since refashioned it into WarnerMedia and installed former NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt in charge, with Plepler leaving the network after a 30-year run. HBO is the centerpiece of WarnerMedia’s streaming strategy, which includes the launch of HBO Max next May.
Miller most recently published “Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency” in 2016. He is also known for his books, “Live From New York,” about NBC’s late-night staple “SNL” and “Those Guys Have All the Fun,” which documents the rise of ESPN.
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