US media outlets such as David Benioff and DB Weiss, creators of “Game of Thrones” (2011-2019), have reported that they will join Hugh Jackman to present an adaptation of Richard Powers’ novel “The Overstory” to Netflix. variety.
Jackman, Benioff and Weiss will produce this mini-screen project that will be based on the 2019 Pulitzer Prize winning fiction book.
According to the Richard Bowers website, who will be co-starring in the series as executive producer, “The Overstory” is about “a world beside ours that is vast, slow, interconnected, innovative, wonderfully innovative, and almost invisible to us.”
For Jackman, this project would be an interesting novelty because although he was not a newbie to production (“X-Men’s Origins: Wolverine,” 2009), he wasn’t interested in what happens behind the cameras like his fellow actors who had devoted themselves entirely to production in recent years.
The pilot episode will be directed by Richard Robbins, who has worked on TV on such series as “12 Monkeys” (2015-2018) or “Good Girls Revolt” (2015-2016).
“The Overstory” joins the other two projects that Benioff and Weiss have announced so far as part of a big deal with Netflix: the science fiction story “Three-Body Problem” and the comic and dramatic combination of “The Chair” with Sandra Oh as the protagonist and Amanda Pitt (wife Benioff) as an innovator.
In August 2019, the heads of “Game of Thrones” signed a global agreement with the digital giant, which The Hollywood Reporter estimates at $ 250 million for a period of 5 years.
Benioff and Weiss made TV history with “Game of Thrones,” an epic fantasy series on HBO saying goodbye in 2019 that has turned into a huge global phenomenon. “Game of Thrones” is the most popular series on Emmy’s Journey with 59 awards.