The Weinstein Company announced today they have acquired television rights to Daniel Stashower's New York Times bestselling narrative nonfiction book, The Hour of Peril. TWC is eyeing the historical thriller as a television mini-series, with Brendan Deneen and Charles Spicer attached to executive produce on behalf of Macmillan Films.
Published in February 2013 by Minotaur Books, The Hour of Peril uncovers the riveting true story of how the legendary detective Allan Pinkerton and his most trusted operative, the fearless Kate Warne - America's first female private eye - raced against the clock to detect and prevent a plot to assassinate President-Elect Abraham Lincoln before he could take the oath of office. This pair of American Heroes safely delivered Lincoln to Washington to assume the Presidency in one of the great untold tales of the Civil War era.
Meryl Poster, TWC President of Television, had this to say in a statement.
"Daniel Stashower's The Hour of Peril is an untold and landmark moment in American history, with the suspense and fervor of a crime thriller, which will make for immensely captivating television."