To be honest, I can’t really say that we need a fictionalized miniseries about the making of The Godfather. I say that as someone who is a Godfather fanatic and who eagerly reads anything that she can get her hands on that has to do with the production of the film.
I mean, the film’s production is an interesting story, don’t get me wrong. But it’s a story that should be told by the people who were involved, people like Coppola and Pacino and Duvall and Caan and …. well, you get idea. What it really doesn’t need is a fictionalized miniseries, one that will inevitably be more concerned with appealing to Twitter than with getting the facts right.
That said, my concerns aside, it looks we’re going to get at least one miniseries about the making of the film. (Maybe two.) Here’s the trailer for Paramount Plus’s The Offer. For the record, this is the miniseries in which Miles Teller replaced Armie Hammer in the role of the film’s producer, Al Ruddy. Hopefully, this will be good because a lot of people are going to assume it’s telling the genuine story of how The Godfather came to the screen, regardless of how many liberties it takes with the truth.