Dustin Lance Black has had success bringing gay activism to the big screen (he won an Academy Award for writing the 2008 biopic Milk) and to the stage (8, his play about the Prop. 8 trials, received star-studded productions on both coasts) and he’ll now try his luck with the small screen. Black will write a television drama for ABC that “will be based on and told from [his] background and experiences as a gay rights activist,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Mormon-raised Black began his career as a writer on HBO’s Big Love, which depicted a fundamentalist Mormon family. Black’s bona fides as one of the country’s most-dedicated LGBT activists are well-known, but if you need more proof go here and here and here.
It’s unknown just when the miniseries will go into production or premiere.