05/08/2013 03:58 pm ET Updated Jul 08, 2013

Piers Morgan Producing 'Fleet Street' Drama For Cable

Piers Morgan will delve into an area he knows very well for his new cable project.

The CNN host and former tabloid editor has signed on as executive producer for "Fleet Street," a drama Starz is developing about British tabloids in the 1970s. The story will be told through the eyes of an American journalist.

"Imagine an industry where every single opponent worked in the same street, competing with each other by day - drinking, brawling, fornicating, nightclubbing and cocaine-snorting with each other by night," Morgan said in a statement. "A street full of the most ruthless and amoral people in the world existed, and it was called Fleet Street."

The show -- which is being produced with Lionsgate in association with Richard Branson's Virgin Produced and Morgan's Ferret Productions -- is still in early stages of development.

Morgan was an editor at the Sun, the now-shuttered News of the World and then the Daily Mirror. He also faced questions about whether he condoned or ever engaged in phone hacking while at the Mirror, when News Corp.'s phone hacking scandal blew up in 2011.



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