Oscar Winner Dustin Lance Black Writing Gay Rights Miniseries for ABC

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Dustin Lance Black, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of the 2008 biographical drama Milk, has landed his latest project at ABC.

HuffPost TV reports Black has signed on to write a semi-autobiographical, eight-hour miniseries for the network. The project will focus on Black’s extensive background in gay rights activism. The series, which will be told from Black’s point-of-view, will also depict the writer’s upbringing in a Mormon household, and the resulting conflict Black endured en route to becoming a leader in the gay rights movement.

The project marks Black’s return to TV, as he initially began his career writing for HBO’s Big Love, another series that focused on Mormon life. This will not be Black’s first time addressing gay rights in his work, as he also wrote the play “8” about the Prop 8 trial in California.

No timetable for release has been set as of yet.

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