HBO Announces New Series Based on Texas Monthly Story

HBO Announces New Series Based on Texas Monthly Story

Henry Winkler attends the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020.HBO announced today that it is developing King Rex, a new Texas-centered limited series billed as a “buried treasure of a true crime mystery.” The show is based on “Rex Cauble and the Cowboy Mafia,” a story by Lawrence Wright published in Texas Monthly’s November 1980 issue.The series will follow the rise and epic fall of Rex Cauble, a millionaire horseman who made his initial fortune as a wildcatter and brought glamorous Western apparel to prominence through his Cutter Bill Western World stores. Cauble’s empire was shattered by an investigation into his involvement in what was then one of the largest drug-smuggling operations in American history. The vocally anti-marijuana Cauble, an honorary Texas Ranger, was convicted on ten counts, including racketeering and embezzlement, though he maintained…

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