FORBES | by Rob Salkowitz | March 10, 2016
While most of the Beatles-loving world said goodbye to the quartet’s longtime producer, Sir George Martin, who died March 8 at the age of 90, word came that the other non-musical figure who loomed large in the Beatles’ career is going to be the subject of a television event series from Sonar Entertainment.
The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story is being adapted from the best selling graphic novel by Vivek Tiwary, who will also serve as writer and executive producer on the show. In a first for a biographical Beatles project, the series will feature songs from the Lennon/McCartney catalog. No other previous production has received such authorized access.