According to Variety, the project is inspired by Perversion of Justice, the Miami Herald story that exposed Epstein as a serial child molester who had largely evaded the law for decades.
The story, published in three parts in November 2018, was written by investigative journalist Julie K Brown and featured interviews with a number of Epstein’s victims.
The story will reportedly be adapted by Chris Gerolmo, best known for writing the script for the 1988 true crime thriller Mississippi Burning.
The Heaton-produced series is the second Epstein-themed project currently in development, with a true-crime documentary series already set up at the Lifetime television network. Titled Surviving Jeffrey Epstein, it will be the second in a franchise of docuseries about men accused of child abuse, following this year’s Surviving R Kelly.