HBO acquires rights TV rights to All Involved, a novel by Ryan Gattis '01

PHOTO CREDIT: SAM TENNEY

PHOTO CREDIT: SAM TENNEY

American television company HBO has acquired TV rights to All Involved, a novel by Ryan Gattis '01.

All Involved is set over the six days of the Los Angeles riots, after Rodney King's LAPD assailants were acquitted. It follows 17 people caught up in the chaos.

The adaptation will be produced by Alan Ball, who has worked on shows including "True Blood" and "Six Feet Under", through his production company Your Face Goes Here Entertainment.

Gattis will be speaking at three events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this week.