Scott Cooper, the director of the bleak western Hostiles and the upcoming horror film Antlers, is making his television debut with Angels & Demons, a true crime limited series based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning article by Thomas French. As reported by Deadline, the show – which is wholly unrelated to the Dan Brown novel and its 2009 film adaptation – will be written and directed by Cooper, although at this early stage it’s unclear where the show will finally end up.
French’s article was published in the St. Petersburg Times in 1997, and it follows the murder of Jo Rogers and her two teenage daughters, whose bodies were found floating in Tampa Bay on June 4, 1989. French’s epic article covers the three-year investigation and subsequent arrest of serial killer Oba Chandler, who was identified after Chandler’s neighbor recognized a handwriting sample of the killer’s police had enlarged and posted on billboards. Chandler was convicted of first degree murder and executed in 2011.