NBC is developing a World War II miniseries, in collaboration with the BBC, Variety has learned exclusively.
Titled “The 43,” the six-part drama would chronicle the true story of a Jewish vigilante group who, between the years of 1946 and 1950, fought the rise of fascism that was emerging on the streets of Britain. Then, in 1950, having won the war against the British Nazis, the group disappeared, taking their story with them for nearly 70 years — until now.
“Band of Brothers” writer/producer Erik Jendresen will pen the project, for which research was done by Daniel Sonabend and Luke Brandon Field.
Josh Sugarman, Will Gould, Brian O’Shea (“Drive,” “Rabbit Hole”) will serve as exec producers. The project hails from Sugarman’s Tenafly Film Co., Gould’s Tiger Aspect Drama and O’Shea’s The Exchange.