Magnum announces TV drama in development based on agency’s founding

“We can get right inside the key events of the second half of the 20th Century through the lives and lenses of these photographers in a bold and completely original way.” –Carnival Films Managing Director Gareth Neame

Magnum Photos has just announced the development of a television drama based on the founding of the agency. Produced with Carnival Films, the production company behind Downton Abbey, the series will “dramatise the story” of Magnum through the “lives and lenses” of the agency’s four founders: Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and David ‘Chim’ Seymour. There’s precious little information about the show beyond what’s been written on Magnum’s blog. My guess is that will be a Mad Men-like show exploring news events and drama behind the scenes, but they haven’t even released a title for the series.

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