Johnny Carson biopic in the making

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2013, 10:58 AM IST

Los Angeles: Johnny Carson, the legendary NBC talk show host, will be the subject of a television miniseries.

NBC will be producing the series, based on Bill Zehme`s long awaited biography `Carson the Magnificent: An Intimate Portrait`, reported Ace Showbiz.

The series will follow Carson`s life from his childhood in Nebraska until his death in 2005. It features a number of personal details gathered from Zehme`s access to Carson`s close personal and professional connections.

Zehme`s book is yet to be published owing to numerous delays, presumably the publication will now tie in with the release or pre-release of some material from the series.

NBC have not announced any further details including who would be playing Carson.

Carson was one of NBC`s biggest stars, working for the company for over thirty years. His show, `The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson`, was hugely popular and aired on the network between 1962 and 1992.

He retired in 1992 and has been cited as the inspiration for many other talk show hosts including David Letterman, Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon.