Director Justin Kurzel and writer Shaun Grant, who previously teamed on “Snowtown” and “True History of the Kelly Gang,” are reuniting for the TV series adaptation of Richard Flanagan’s 2013 novel “The Narrow Road to the Deep North” for Fremantle.
The Man Booker Prize-winning story deals with the infamous Thai-Burma Railway and chronicles an Australian doctor who was taken prisoner during WWII who becomes an unlikely and uncomfortable hero after the war’s end.
Jo Porter will produce the project which will be done as a limited series. Kurzel, who also helmed “Macbeth” and “Assassin’s Creed,” is currently filming the “Shantaram” TV series for Apple TV+. Fremantle meanwhile has new adaptations of “The Mosquito Coast” and “Gormenghast” on the way.