US cablenet HBO is working with Brett Morgan on a Rolling Stones music documentary to mark the band’s 50th anniversary.
Speaking at the Television Critics Association press event this week, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said Morgan would work with all four current band members, and former members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor, on the project.
The doc will follow the band from its early days to global superstardom and will air on HBO later this year. It will form part of the network’s fall schedule, which it unveiled this week.
Its documentary output will also include Ethel, on the life of Robert F Kennedy’s wife, on October 18 and The Lady of Rangoon, profiling Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, which will air in December.
In drama, the new season of Boardwalk Empire premieres on September 16; a 10-episode third season of Treme starts on September 23; and a third run of Game of Thrones is slated for the end of March 2013.
HBO has also revealed it is still working on launching Oscar-nominated movie The Kids Are All Right as a series. The film, from director Lisa Cholodenko, follows a lesbian couple and their children who bond with their sperm-donor father.
The network has also renewed comedies Veep, Enlightened and Girls for second seasons, which will all premiere in 2013.