Magazine article Screen International

Weinstein Television Acquires Oliver Stone Series 'Guantanamo'

Magazine article Screen International

Weinstein Television Acquires Oliver Stone Series 'Guantanamo'

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Weinstein Television plans to take the series to market in the upcoming weeks.

Weinstein Television has acquired Guantanamo, a multi-season dramatic series from Oliver Stone.

This will mark three-time Academy Award winner Stone's first time directing scripted television. Stone plans to direct the entire first season.

The show is created by Daniel Voll, who will also serve as showrunner, and focuses on the detainees held in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba.

The Guantanamo Bay detention camp was opened after the September 11 attacks to interrogate and imprison suspects in the war on terror. Human rights organisations condemn the treatment, including various forms of torture, of the 780 prisoners that have been held at Guantanamo. Forty-one prisoners remain.

The multi-perspective series will tell the story of detainees, as well as the lives of the soldiers, judges, lawyers, doctors, journalists and other civilians on the remote military base. …

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