Robert Redford Developing 'Burgess Boys' Mini as Part of HBO Overall Deal

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Marc Horn

Robert Redford is heading back to HBO.

The Oscar-winning actor and producer has signed a two-year, first-look television deal with the premium cable network and has put The Burgess Boys miniseries in development as part of the pact.

Burgess is based on the novel of the same name by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout and also expands the writer's relationship with the premium network beyond Emmy darling Olive Kitteridge. Redford optioned the New York Times best-seller last year and will exec produce under his Wildwood Enterprises banner. Marcus Hinchey is set to pen the adaptation for HBO.

Published in 2013, Burgess follows two brothers who are haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were kids. It recounts their eventual return to Maine where long-buried tensions surface in ways that change them forever. 

For Redford, the deal brings him back to the premium cable network after exec producing 1996 TV movie Grand Avenue. His scripted TV credits including producing PBS movies and, on the unscripted side, AMC docuseries The West, among others.