Selma Hyack and ABC To Turn "WICKED" Into 8 Hour Mini-Series

Michael Ausiello Over at tvline.com is reporting that Salma Hayek and ABC are developing an eight-hour miniseries adaptation of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, by Gregory Maguire.

Sources confirm that the actress-producer is teaming with ABC to develop an eight-hour miniseries adaptation of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, the Gregory Maguire bestseller that spawned the Broadway phenom. The insider stresses that it would be based on the novel and not the musical. As a result, this Wicked would be less of a prequel and more of a parallel story to The Wizard of Oz. (Universal, as you may know, is currently developing a Wicked film, and that would be based on the musical.)

Hayek who will be the producer may also play a supporting role in the project, which will be written by Erik Jendresen (Band of Brothers).

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