Clooney and his Smokehouse Pictures partner Grant Heslov will produce the series America's Most Admired Lawbreaker, which is based on a 2015 expose journalist Steven Brill wrote and researched for The Huffington Post.

Brill's piece breaks down pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson's legal and business practices, focusing on how bosses created a drug and aggressively marketed it to children and the elderly while allegedly manipulating and hiding data about its side effects.

After a thorough investigation, the firm's executives agreed to hand over more than $2 billion in penalties and settlements, despite making a reported $30 billion in sales of the drug worldwide.

Making a Murderer filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos will adapt the piece for the scripted TV series, marking their first project since their break-out hit premiered via Netflix in December (15).

The 10-part true crime series became a small screen phenomenon with its compelling story about Steven Avery, who was wrongly imprisoned for sexual assault and attempted murder for 18 years. Four years after his exoneration, he was convicted of an unrelated murder.

Ricciardi and Demos will also direct America's Most Admired Lawbreaker, and pen the script with writer Nicki Paluga.