Los Angeles, CA — Cable network HBO has paid an undisclosed amount of money to the city of Bangor for the rights to adapt one of the police departments famous Facebook posts.
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“Home Box Office, with its long history of original program, is delighted to work with the Bangor police department on a 12 part original series based on one single post,” the press release accompanying the announcement said.
The Bangor Police Department Facebook account was first thrust into the national spotlight by television personality Mike Rowe, best known as the host of Dirty Jobs.
Rowe wrote he enjoyed waking up each morning, opening his computer, and spending the next 5-6 hours reading the latest post.
HBO says the new show, titled “Duck of Justice,” will follow the events of a single day’s post, although no post has been chosen at this time.
“With posts coming in at thousands and thousands of words, we have plenty of room to adapt for an original series.”
While HBO has plenty to work with, other problems arise from the work of adapting the posts into live-action.
“Fitting a single post into a 12-hour miniseries is going to require some heavy omissions. We hope fans of the Bangor PD Facebook understand we simply can’t put an entire post worth of content into 12 episodes.”