Roland Joffe Plans Hunchback TV Series

“The Killing Fields” and “The Mission” writer/director Roland Joffe and FremantleMedia International are teaming to develop “Ugly,” a TV series retelling of Victor Hugo’s classic French gothic novel “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”.

Set against the political, economic and socially explosive period of early 17th century Paris, the series follows the life of the title character, a physically impaired man.

The project will be introduced to buyers at MipTV in Cannes next month.

Source: Screen