BBC Studios developing The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe drama series

Variety is reporting that BBC Studios is in development on a new drama series entitled The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe, which will tell the story of the final months of the screen icon’s life, and her relationships with the likes of Joe Dimaggio, John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy.

The series will be based on Keith Badman’s book The Final Years of Marilyn Monroe: The Shocking True Story, and is being written by Dan Sefton.

“Marilyn’s desire to be taken seriously as an actress and her battle with the powerful men who control the studio system is sadly as relevant today as it ever was,” said Sefton.

“In the last few months of her life, Marilyn was sincerely loved, callously betrayed, cynically filled with hope and ultimately cruelly abandoned,” added executive producer Anne Pivcevic of BBC Studios. “Her death changed the lives of everyone in her
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