Danny Boyle to direct TV show about oil dynasty

It sounds a bit like... Dynasty

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Oil: it’s explosive. Tales of drilling rights and moneyed dynasties have been a staple of pop culture since… well, Dynasty, and now a big name has signed up to tap the well.

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Danny Boyle will produce 10 episodes of Trust for American channel FX. The series will be based on the life John Paul Getty III, heir to the immense fortune of the powerful Getty family. The first episode – directed by Boyle himself – is set in 1973, reports Variety, when the young Getty was kidnapped by the mafia.

[Fun fact: the picture above was supplied by Getty Images, another branch of the same clan.]

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Boyle is now an Oscar winning film director, but his career started at BBC Northern Ireland.