Posts tagged with television

Jun 27 2019

Nicely dull


And in another bit of TV adaptation news, Town & Country informs me that PBS's Masterpiece program will be remaking James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small as a six-episode miniseries. I remember watching reruns of the 70s TV show as a child—I thought it was boring, but in a weirdly soothing, pleasant way...

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Jun 26 2019

Such a letdown


Damn: I absolutely loved Daniel O'Malley's The Rook, but if this scathing review is to be believed, the new television adaptation has removed nearly all of what I enjoyed about the book and replaced it...

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Jun 25 2019

Future so bright


I really enjoy these photographs of the cast of the upcoming "adaptation" of Jane Austen's Sanditon. I have no idea how the actual film will turn out...

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Jun 11 2019



I have watched the first four episodes of Netflix's new show The Society (billed as a modern YA take on The Lord of the Flies, but with a supernatural twist), and I am giving it a somewhat wobbly thumbs-up. It took me two full episodes to be able to tell most of the characters apart (the Elle and Allie actresses were particularly confusing), and...

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May 30 2019

It's not all about lake monsters, though. (Alas.)


According to Lithub, Hulu has ordered a series based on Nathan Ballingrud’s Shirley Jackson award-winning short story collection North American Lake Monsters. The book has great reviews and an even better cover...

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May 1 2019

Promising combo


According to, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (the duo behind Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End) are adapting Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London series for TV...

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Apr 3 2018

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


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

How will he work in Jason Dohring? Only time will tell.


And in other TV-adaptation news, Rob Thomas (the Veronica Mars and iZombie one, not the singer) is working on an adaptation of Iva-Marie Palmer's 2014 YA novel The End of the World as We Know It. The show will star Gage Golightly, and the plot sounds fun...

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Feb 22 2018

Wake me when they start filming


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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Mar 4 2014

The man-pretty version of James Gordon


I didn't even realize Warner Bros. was making a "Batman-less Batman series", but io9 has casting news for it: in the upcoming FOX TV show Gotham, David Mazouz has been cast as the preteen Bruce Wayne, and acting newcomer Camren Bicondova has been cast as Selina Kyle. The press release emphasizes that this is meant to be the origin story of Commissioner James Gordon, not Batman, so...

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Jan 23 2014

These Broken Stars on TV


Publishers Weekly informs me that Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner's novel These Broken Stars is going to become a TV show. The book—which I've been seeing in the kids' sections of local bookstores—was published last month and is the first installment in the "Starbound" science-fiction trilogy...

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