HBO Max Plans “Young Anna Karenina” Series

Hbo Max Plans Young Anna Karenina Series

HBO Max has landed the rights for “Anna K,” handing out a put pilot commitment for a TV series adaptation of Jenny Lee’s upcoming young adult novel of the same name.

The project is described as a “modern-day, empowering, multicultural retelling of Leo Tolstoy’s classic Anna Karenina,” this time aiming for a younger female audience. It has also been pitched as “Gossip Girl and 13 Reasons Why meets Crazy Rich Asians”.

Taking place between Manhattan and Greenwich, Connecticut, the story follows a Korean-American ‘it’ girl caught between her picture-perfect, family-approved boyfriend and the guy who might just be her one true love, along with her high-flying cast of friends and family.

Lee will adapt her book as creator and writer of the series. Entertainment One, SB Projects and Creative Engine Entertainment will produce the project.

Source: Deadline