Oprah Winfrey: Gearing Up for HBO Project

Posted Wednesday October 24, 2012 4:45 PM GMT

Her fledgling OWN Network got off to a rocky start, but that hasn’t dampened Oprah Winfrey's spirits from getting creative for HBO.

The “Oprah’s Next Chapter” guru’s Harpo Films production company has begun developing a new drama for the premium cable network.

According to a Hollywood Reporter report, the show “centers on the first black president of a prestigious liberal arts college who has been thrust into the national headlines while also engaging in ‘agonizing personal battles’ and ‘dark obsessions’ away from the public eye.”

The still-untitled gig will be written by Thomas Bradshaw and produced by Bradshaw, Winfrey, and Kate Forte.

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