Oscar-nominated producer Jennifer Fox (“Nightcrawler”) is teaming wit A24 on “Earthsea,” a TV series adaptation of the late Ursula Le Guin’s celebrated “Earthsea” fantasy books for television.
A24 will finance and Fox will produce the project which will be shopped to networks soon. Le Guin had given Fox her blessing to turn her work into a series of films, but the adaptation since has been re-envisioned as a television series.
Made up of five novels and eight short stories, the action is set in a fantasy archipelago of hundreds of islands, imperilled by those who use magic to gain power and upset its delicate balance.
The property was previously adapted into the Goro Miyazaki-directed film “Tales from Earthsea” by Studio Ghibli, and a mini-series for the Sci-Fi Channel in 2004. Neither adaptation was well received.