A Michael Jackson Miniseries is in the Works

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The King of Pop's final days are coming together in a miniseries executive produced by J.J. Abrams and Tavis Smiley.

J.J. Abrams and Tavis Smiley are collaborating to executive produce a miniseries about the final months of the life of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, CNN reports.

While a network has yet to pick up the series, Warner Bros. will be producing the project. The series will be based on Smiley’s book, Before You Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson’s Last Days, which releases today.

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Police reports recently obtained by Radar Online reveal that Jackson harbored a collection of gruesome pornography that included images of “animal torture, S&M and gore” at his Neverland Ranch.

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department discovered the material in November of 2003, when Jackson was charged with and investigated for child molestation (though he was acquitted in 2005). The disturbing images were allegedly used to excite young boys who visited Neverland.

The report details photos of both children and adults in “perverted positions.” The search also unveiled the possession of “drugs to treat sex addiction, with multiple prescriptions written by a variety of physicians from people close to the star."

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