AMC is developing a new miniseries Black Gold: The Teapot Dome Scandal, from Kirk Ellis (HBO's John Adams, TNT's Into the West), adapted from a nonfiction book by Laton McCartney.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Black Gold: The Teapot Dome Scandal is set in the 1920s, and follows a scandal when big oil companies orchestrated the election of President Warren G. Harding. Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank will serve as executive producers.

" 'Teapot Dome' is quite possibly the most outrageous political scandal in American history," said Joel Stillerman, AMC's senior vp of original programming. "It is bawdy and substantive at the same time, and reminds us that nefarious connection between the oil industry and our government is not a new phenomenon."