ABC has bought the rights to David France's documentary feature How to Survive a Plague and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, plan on giving it the miniseries treatment. The film, which was nominated for an Academy Award in this year's ceremony, followed the early years of the AIDs epidemic, with a focus on young, HIV-positive men and the efforts of both ACT UP and TAG.  

The miniseries, which is still in the early stages of development, will be a scripted project, and, according to France, could end up an "extended story that’s not just about AIDS and what AIDS wrought but about this tremendous civil rights movement that grew from the ashes of AIDS and the dawn of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement."

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[via The Hollywood Reporter]