Epic RecordsA television series about the final months of Michael Jackson‘s life, based on an upcoming book by PBS talk-show host Tavis Smiley, is slated to be developed as part of a new deal Smiley has signed with Warner Bros. Television Group. The book, titled Before You Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson’s Last Days, is scheduled for a June 2016 publication and will focus on the 16 weeks leading up to the King of Pop’s death.

According to a press statement, Before You Judge Me will look at the highs and lows Jackson experienced as one of the world’s most famous entertainers. It also will document the many pressures he faced, including his struggle to maintain his privacy.

Smiley’s new development and production deal also will include a TV series based on his recently published memoir, My Journey with Maya, which deals with his long friendship with the late poet Maya Angelou.

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