Posts tagged with miniseries

Jun 26 2018

Not a new idea

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In very different adaptation news, Deadline reports that Syfy is developing a TV series based on Clive Barker’s short-story collection Cabal. The material has been filmed before (as the 1990 movie Nightbreed), and sounds a little like the recent movie Bright...

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Jun 13 2018

Reserving judgment

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There is promising casting news coming out regarding the BBC's upcoming miniseries adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy: James McAvoy will play Lord Asriel. I like McAvoy a lot, but...

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May 10 2018

Meh.

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The long-simmering effort to turn John Green's debut novel Looking For Alaska has finally borne fruit: Hulu shelled out for an eight-episode limited series based on the book, which will be produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire...

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Apr 17 2018

In case you were wondering what happened...

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Pajiba posted an update yesterday on the upcoming HBO adaptation of Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects. The series was originally slated to become a feature film in 2014, but then executive producer Marti Noxon pitched it as an 8-part series instead...

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Apr 3 2018

If only Edward Gorey was still around to illustrate the credits...

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And speaking of Neil Gaiman, Deadline has just announced that FremantleMedia North America has purchased the rights to the adapt Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast trilogy, and Gaiman will serve as a "non-writing executive producer" on the project...

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Feb 22 2018

Wake me when they start filming

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There are signs of life for the BBC's long-dormant television adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials. I'm not counting on anything (there doesn't seem to be any news on the cast, director, filming timeline, etc.), but...

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Feb 6 2018

The wonderful world of Stephen King

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I keep seeing commercials for Castle Rock, the upcoming Hulu miniseries that appears to mash together loads of Stephen King stories into a single world. The show will feature a bunch of actors who have appeared in movie adaptations of King's books, from Sissy Spacek to Bill Skarsgård, although...

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Jan 23 2018

Could be worse

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Last week it was announced that George Clooney's upcoming miniseries adaptation of Joseph Heller's novel Catch-22 has been picked up by Hulu. I'm having trouble imagining how well Heller's story will translate to TV, but if I had to pick someone to direct it, I probably would have chosen...

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Feb 3 2015

The Casual Vacancy approaches

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The trailer is out for the BBC's upcoming TV adaptation of J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy. At first glance, it doesn't seem to have much in common with her Harry Potter series (apart from the presence of Michael Gambon, of course), but I think I can already see some of Rowling's fondness for obsessive detail and slightly exaggerated characterization...

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Sep 23 2014

At the very least, the costumes will be great.

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According to Variety, Hulu has placed a direct-to-series order for a nine-hour-long adaptation of Stephen King's bestselling time-travel novel 11/22/63. The miniseries will be produced by King and J.J. Abrams, and a premiere date has not been set...

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