Homicide: Life on the Street collaborators David Simon and Tom Fontana are reteaming for an HBO miniseries about the 12-day search for John Wilkes Booth, Abraham Lincoln's assassin.

According to Variety, HBO won't comment on the adaptation of James L. Swanson's book Manhunt, but the project is in early development, with the HBO optioning the tome and Simon and Fontana have been set to pen the screenplay.

The story will focus on the perspectives of lesser-known historical figures that were connected to the assassination of Lincoln and the subsequent media frenzy and manhunt.