Pearlman Story TV Series Talks

The story of Lou Pearlman, former boy band guru that was convicted of running a major Ponzi scheme, could be made into a limited TV series.

Lou Pearlman
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– Lou Pearlman
Outside his office at Church Street Station in Orlando, Fla.

Deadline Hollywood reported June 7 that ThinkFactory Media’s Leslie Grief and producers/ songwriters Desmond Child and Andreas Carlsson are discussing a T.V. series about Pearlman’s part in the worldwide success of *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys.

It was years later that he was caught on the run and pleaded guilty to money laundering, conspiracy and lying during bankruptcy proceedings. In 2008 Pearlman was sentenced to 25 years in a federal prison. He served eight years before he died about a year ago at age 62.

ThinkFactory Media, Carlsson and Child have the rights to the 2008 novel “The Hit Charade: Lou Pearlman, Boy Bands, and the Biggest Ponzi Scheme in U.S. History” by Tyler Gray, from which the series will be based, and the 2007 Vanity Fair feature called “Mad About The Boys,” Deadline Hollywood said.