The portrayal of lobbying state and, hopefully, a few local officials will
soon be in the hands of Lawrence Wright, the Pulitzer Prize-winning
author of The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
and, most recently, Going Clear:
Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
But the portrayal will not be in the form of a book. According to an
article yesterday in the Austin Chronicle
Wright will be scripting an HBO series called God Save
based loosely on his 2004 play, Sonny's Last Shot.
The story is about "a down-home, honest kind of Texas lawmaker who
finds himself embroiled in all the corruption, pressure,
gladhanding, and flawed morality that Texas politics can allow."