The Spike television network says it is making a six-part TV series based on the life of anti-virus software entrepreneur John McAfee, centered around interviews with him.
McAfee formed a software security company named for himself and sold it, earning a fortune. He's lived an eccentric life that included being the subject of a manhunt after a U.S. expatriate who lived near McAfee's home in the Central American nation of Belize was found dead. He has denied any involvement in the shooting.
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The series and its format are reminiscent of HBO's "The Jinx," the series about millionaire murder suspect Robert Durst that was a sensation for the pay cable network earlier this year.
But Sharon Levy, executive vice president of original series for Spike, said it was more about an attempt to make a non-fiction series with the drive of a fictional series.
The series will be filmed this summer and air on the cable network sometime next year.