Universal Cable productions is developing a TV series based on Kurt Vonnegut’s 1969 novel “Slaughterhouse-Five”. No network or streaming service has yet been set as an outlet.
The disjointed, non-linear storyline of the book follows Billy Pilgrim, a chaplain’s assistant in the U.S. Army who survives the firebombing of Dresden. He becomes ‘unstuck’ in time, with the story jumping from one point to another in his life.
“Happy!” and “Marco Polo” showrunner Patrick Macmanus will pen and executive produce the adaptation alongside Gale Anne Hurd, Jon Brown and Bradley Yonover. Macmanus said that he envisions the series as one that expands on the world of the novel while staying true to Vonnegut’s tone and themes.