Several literary works are set to be adapted for the small screen.
FX is developing the Robert McCammon horror novel “Speaks The Nightbird” into a potential series while Stephen Susco has been set to adapt while Mark Wolper, Kevin Matusow, Shay Prentice and Kevin Nicklaus will produce.
The bestseller tells the dark and chilling tale about a witch-hunt in the seventeenth century Carolina colonies and centers around the main character Matthew Corbett.
Next, Peter Berg and Michael Lombardo’s Film 44 is adapting Eliza Griswold’s Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book “Amity & Prosperity” as a limited series.
The story explores the effects of fracking on a small town in Pennsylvania through the eyes of one of its residents who helped bring national attention to what fracking did to her hometown. Kristina Lauren Anderson will write the script while Berg and Lombardo will executive produce.
Finally, Sid Gentle Films (“Killing Eve”) is developing a TV adaptation of the canine-led Nicole J Georges-penned graphic novel “Canine Punk” set against the backdrop of the Portland punk scene. The project is currently looking for a writer to adapt.
The memoir tells the story of Georges, who when she was 16 adopted dysfunctional shar-pei/corgi mix dog Beija – a troublesome combination of tiny and attack, just like teenaged Nicole herself. For the next 15 years, Beija would be the one constant in her life through depression, relationships gone awry, and an unmoored young adulthood.