Starz takes off with Airborne

US premium cable network Starz is in development with Airborne, a new drama from a writer on HBO’s The Newsroom.



Gideon Yago has partnered with the channel to pen a coming-of-age story set at the dawn of the Vietnam War.

The series follows a young helicopter crew as they fight for survival, sanity, their souls and each other in a country – and a war – that is descending into chaos.

Airborne will be executive produced by Rob Tapert and produced by Aaron Lam.

Starz will retain all domestic and international distribution rights.

Source: Starz / Futon Critic