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March 4, 2013

ABC to Make How to Survive a Plague a Miniseries

How to Survive a Plague—the Oscar-nominated documentary about the history of AIDS treatment activism—will be adapted by ABC into a miniseries, according to The Hollywood Reporter (THR). The scripted adaptation will go deeper into the stories of the characters in the film and go broader into the consequences for the LGBT civil rights movement. Filmmaker David France and producer Howard Gertler are joined by longtime Hollywood producer and casting director John Lyons as executive producers for the miniseries. France told THR the choice of ABC was influenced by its airing in 1977 of Roots, the Emmy-winning miniseries about a former slave and his descendants. “That to me was the most decisive and convincing fact in our discussion—this idea that we can do that again and that we can be that for the gay community,” said France.

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Orville Scott, Topeka, 2013-03-11 14:40:30
I have always disclose, I have even spoken to nurse in school. It is allways very rewarding .

Gary Bowers, cincinnati, 2013-03-09 12:18:25
My life has changed 100% since my infection, and I struggle more with social issues then personal ones !

dori keller, los angeles, 2013-03-04 12:18:14
A bold move by the Producers and ABC no question. But being a survivor of Aids - now HIV+ though un-detectable - but living in one form or another with all the physical and emotional residual effects that come with it, and being a white heterosexual man who was infected via a woman - I hope the producers find an opportunity to include a character(s), that represent the broader HIV/AIDS community.

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