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JJ Abrams is making a TV show about the last days of Michael Jackson’s life

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Days before the seven year anniversary of the King of Pop's death, Star Wars director, producer and writer JJ Abrams has announced his plans to produce a one-off series about Michael Jackson's final months. 

The show will be based on the book Before You Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson’s Last Days by Tavis Smiley, an american talk show host and Jackson fan. 

The book - which was released today - is a non-fiction imagining of Jackson's experiences and an attempt by the author to “get inside Jackson’s head”.

Before you judge me Michael Jackson book

Abrams will work with Smiley on the event series for Warner Bros., and the pair are also currently turning Smiley's book about the death of Martin Luther King into a similar series.

The announcement of the show coincides with the discovery that Jackson hoarded teen porn and animal torture pictures. 

Newly-released police reports revealed that when the star's house was raided in 2003, investigators found a stockpile of gruesome images, which included pictures of adult bodies with children's heads, animal sacrifice, and pictures of naked children. 

District Attourney Ron Zonen, who helped prosecute Jackson, alleged: "This stuff was used to desensitise the children and Michael admitted taking one child after another to bed with him." 

Whether or not JJ Abrams' series will explore this darker chapter of Jackson's life remains to be seen.

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