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Variety reports:

HBO has optioned a book proposal about the hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine with Adam McKay onboard as an executive producer, Variety has confirmed.

The potential limited series is based on the book proposal “The First Shot” by Brendan Borrell. It tells the story of the global coronavirus vaccine race, following the companies and individuals involved, the science that it is based on, and the challenges playing out around politics, access, and safety.

McKay has worked on multiple HBO series during his career, most recently as an executive producer on the Emmy-winning show “Succession,” with McKay also having directed the pilot of that series. His other HBO credits include the comedy series “Eastbound & Down” and “Funny or Die Presents.”