Margot Robbie and “Shameless” producing duo John Wells and Molly Smith Metzler are teaming to adapt Stephanie Land’s best-selling memoir “Maid” into a Netflix series. The series chronicles a single mother who turns to housekeeping to barely make ends meet as she battles against poverty, homelessness, and bureaucracy. Metzler will serve as the writer, executive producer, and showrunner. [Source: Variety]
The CW is developing Scott Westerfeld’s sci-fi fantasy novel series “Midnighters” into a TV series from “Blindspot” co-executive producer Chris Pozzebon, creator/executive producer Martin Gero and Warner Bros. TV.
The series follows an estranged brother and sister who discover they’re Midnighters, a chosen few born at the stroke of midnight with access to a magical 25th hour each day. Ultimately, they learn their destiny is to protect the world from an ancient evil that has been trapped said hour for centuries and is about to break free. [Source: Deadline]
The Elric Saga
Producers Brian Oliver and Bradley J. Fischer have acquired the exclusive rights to all works in Michael Moorcock’s seminal fantasy-horror series “The Elric Saga” with Glen Mazzara (“The Walking Dead”) and Vaun Wilmott (“Star Trek: Discovery”) attached to adapt.
Taking place across multiple dimensions of reality and alternative universes, this sensual, atmospheric sword-and-sorcery tale follows a brooding albino warrior who presides over an unruly, decadent island nation. On his adventures over eleven novels he is betrayed by his cousin, sent into exile and attempts to come to terms with his own humanity. [Source: Deadline]
The Robber Baron’s Daughter
Scribe Beatrix Christian (“Picnic at Hanging Rock”) will pen an adaptation of Jamila Gavin’s award-winning mystery thriller novel “The Robber Baron’s Daughter” for Fremantle and Three Tables Productions.
The story follows a rich girl living a sheltered life of privilege who disobeys her powerful father to investigate the disappearance of her tutor, only to uncover a secret criminal underworld of human trafficking. David Chikwe, Himesh Kar and JT Wong will produce. [Source: THR]
Carnival Films will adapt famed comic writer Charles Soule’s new novel “Anyone” for television with Gareth Neame, Nigel Marchant, and Joanna Strevens also producing. The story follows a brilliant female scientist who, searching for a cure for Alzheimer’s, creates a technology that allows human consciousness to travel between bodies. More than two decades later, the technology transforms society, from entertainment and travel to warfare, wreaking global havoc. [Source: Variety]