A TV series about the final six months of one of Hollywood's greatest icons, Marilyn Monroe, is currently in development with the BBC.

The series is set to focus on her relationships with American baseball great Joe DiMaggio, former President John F. Kennedy and actor Peter Lawford.

It has the working title, "The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe."

According to Variety, producers of the series said it "would cover a period in which her behavior became increasingly erratic as her dependence on alcohol and medication caused her glittering film career to plunge."  

The series is based on Keith Badman’s book "The Final Years of Marilyn Monroe: The Shocking True Story."

While the stunning blonde died in 1962 from an overdose of sleeping pills, her name has continued to make headlines over the decades. She was just 36 years old at the time of her death. 

Series writer Dan Sefton told BBC he was "thrilled…to bring this incredible true story to the screen."

"Marilyn’s desire to be taken seriously as an actress and her battle with the powerful men who control the studio system is sadly as relevant today as it ever was," he continued.

Monroe’s life has been featured in a number of projects over the years, such as the 2011 feature film drama, "My Week with Marilyn," in which actor Michelle Williams earned an Oscar nomination for her titular role.